Julio Jones matched the best game of his career with 182 yards receiving, including an 81-yard touchdown catch, and the Atlanta Falcons held off the Rams for a 31-24 win.
The Rams (1-1) fell behind 21-0 when Osi Umenyiora returned an interception 68 yards for a touchdown. Atlanta led 24-3 at halftime before the Rams came back on a pair of short touchdown passes by Sam Bradford, who finished with 352 yards and three TDs.
Matt Ryan threw for 374 yards and two scores for Atlanta. Former Rams running back Steven Jackson, facing the team he played with the last nine years, finished Atlanta’s opening drive with an 8-yard touchdown catch, but apparently injured himself when he stretched for the goal line, he walked slowly to the locker room and didn’t return.