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Stepping into starring roles

DeCoud, Weems steal spotlight from Falcons' stars in 21-14 victory over Bears

Originally Published: October 18, 2009
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

ATLANTA -- In a white-knuckle victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday night in the Georgia Dome, all three of the Atlanta Falcons' touchdowns were scored by Pro Bowl performers.

Wide receiver Roddy White, tight end Tony Gonzalez and tailback Michael Turner each reached the end zone.

But the game actually was won for the Falcons by an assemblage of lesser-known role players, guys who might enjoy a trip to Honolulu only if they pay for it.

"We knew we had to ...

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