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Dolphins Take 1st Pre-Season Win Over Falcons, 28-23

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(Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

(Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

ATLANTA (AP) – Phillip Livas scored on a 75-yard punt return in the third quarter to help Miami overcome a difficult start by quarterback Chad Henne in the Dolphins’ 28-23 preseason victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Friday night.

Atlanta rookie receiver Julio Jones, quarterback Matt Ryan and running back Michael Turner contributed on first-quarter scoring drives that gave the Falcons a 17-0 lead.

Henne threw interceptions on two of Miami’s first three possessions before connecting with Brian Hartline for a 44-yard touchdown pass that made it 17-7 early in the second quarter.

Henne, who completed 4 of 8 passes for 77 yards, did his best work against Atlanta’s defensive reserves.

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