MIAMI - AUGUST 27: Wide reciever Brandon Marshall #19 of the Miami Dolphins drops the ball against cornerback Brent Grimes #20 of the Atlanta Falcons during their preseason game at Sun Life Stadium on August 27 2010 in Miami Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

NFL Preseason: Falcons Hope Defensive Effort In 16-6 Win Over Dolphins Is Season Preview

Atlanta, which ranked 23rd in defense last season, held Miami to two field goals and 240 totals yards in preseason action in Miami.

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NFL Preseason: Falcons Hope Defensive Effort In 16-6 Win Over Dolphins Is Season Preview

Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Matt Ryan and Chris Redman each threw a touchdown pass and Atlanta's starting offense played into the third quarter of a 16-6 preseason win over the Dolphins.

Roddy White caught six passes for 47 yards and was on the receiving end of an 18-yard TD strike from Ryan in the first quarter. Ryan completed 13-of-26 attempts for 103 yards and was picked off once.

Redman entered late in the third quarter and orchestrated a nine-play, 71-yard drive that culminated in a five-yard touchdown pass to veteran wideout Brian Finneran. Redman ended 5-of-8 for 56 yards.

Michael Turner played deep into the third quarter as well, carrying 16 times for 47 yards as the Falcons moved to 2-1 in preseason play.

The Dolphins managed only two field goals from Dan Carpenter. Chad Henne started under center and threw for 123 yards on 10-of-22 passing with an interception.

Ronnie Brown gained just nine yards on eight rushes, while fellow running back Ricky Williams led the receiving game with five catches for 43 yards as Miami suffered its first loss of the preseason in three tries.

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