Matt Ryan connects with Olamide Zaccheaus on long TD to extend Falcons' lead

With receiver Calvin Ridley sidelined because of a foot injury, the Atlanta Falcons got a big boost from his replacement, Olamide Zaccheaus, on Sunday against the Denver Broncos.

Quarterback Matt Ryan uncorked a beauty of a deep ball down the right seam for Zaccheaus, who fought through a Davontae Harris pass interference penalty to haul it in for a 51-yard touchdown late in the first quarter to put the Falcons up 10-0.

Harris, a reserve corner, was forced into action with injuries to starters A.J. Bouye and Bryce Callahan.

Zaccheaus was picked up by the Falcons as an unrestricted free agent in 2019. The Virginia product had just one NFL start prior to Sunday and quickly made the most of his opportunity.