WAMC Sports News
On Monday Night Football, Julio Jones had nine receptions for 141 yards and two touchdowns as the Atlanta Falcons held off the Philadelphia Eagles 26-24. Jones reached the end zone twice in the second quarter, including a 22-yard grab that put the Falcons ahead 20-3 with 45 seconds left in the first half.
Matt Ryan shook off a pair of interceptions to throw for 298 yards on 23 of 34 passing.
The Eagles managed just 125 yards in the first half, eight coming on the ground. DeMarco Murray scored a pair of third-quarter touchdowns but finished with just nine yards on eight carries in his Eagles debut.
Philadelphia had a chance to go ahead until Cody Parkey missed a 44-yard field goal with 2:27 to go and Ricardo Allen picked off a deflected pass with 1:11 left.
In San Francisco, Carlos Hyde helped Jim Tomsula win his 49ers head coaching debut by rushing for 168 yards and two touchdowns in a 20-3 stifling of Minnesota. Hyde had scoring runs of 17 and 10 yards while outplaying Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who had 31 yards on 10 carries. The second-year back never compiled more than 55 yards in a game last season.
Colin Kaepernick threw for 165 yards and improved to 5-0 on Monday night.
49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman had one of five sacks against Teddy Bridgewater and also recorded seven tackles in his first game since suffering a left knee injury 20 months ago.