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Michael Turner ran for the go-ahead touchdown with 2:46 left to play and the Atlanta Falcons gutted out a 24-17 victory over the Washington Redskins on Sunday at FedEx Field.
Turner was bottled up for most of the day, running for just 67 yards on 18 carries, but broke through for a 13-yard sprint to the end zone when it mattered most for the Falcons, who are 5-0 for the first time in franchise history.
Matt Ryan threw for 345 yards, two touchdowns and one interception on 34-of-52 efficiency for Atlanta. Tony Gonzalez had a huge day receiving, catching 13 passes for 123 yards and a touchdown, while Julio Jones snagged 10 balls for 94 yards and a score.
Robert Griffin III connected on 10-of-15 passes for 91 yards, but left the game after taking a shot to the head from Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon.
Kirk Cousins took over under center and threw for 111 yards, one score and two interceptions on 5-of-9 passing for Washington (2-3), which lost at home for the eighth consecutive game. Source: Sports Network
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The Falcons announced their injury report for this weekend’s upcoming game against the Washington Redskins. Tight end Michael Palmer will miss his second consecutive game with a shoulder injury, as he was listed as out. Center Todd McClure, safety William Moore, and fullback Lousaka Polite were all listed as questionable. Both McClure and Moore were limited in practice all week...
When Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter gathered with the players over the offseason, he shared his vision, goals and objections for the new offense. Through five games, the offense is working how Koetter and the players envisioned. Washington became the latest team forced to make a choice on how to defend against the Falcons' potent offense. In Week 4, Carolina...
Atlanta receiver Roddy White, who exploded for 169 yards and two touchdowns in Week 4, was mostly quiet on Sunday in the face of constant double teams.Fantasy Spin:Julio Jones and Tony Gonzalez both benefitted from the attention White got from the Redskins secondary. It appears each week Ryan is going to take what the defense gives him, instead of forcing in to a receiver. For fantasy...
For the first time since the Atlanta Falcons joined the NFL in 1966, they have reached 5-0 to start a season and after a 24-17 comeback victory at Washington, they mainly owe it to their oldest player, the one who says this season will most likely be his last tight end Tony Gonzalez.
The 36-year-old, 16-year veteran arguably was the best player on the field on Sunday, as he caught...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Falcons 24, Redskins 17. With AP Photos.) Michael Turner ran 13 yards for the go-ahead score with 2:46 to play, and the Atlanta Falcons knocked Robert Griffin III out of the game Sunday in a 24-17 win over the Washington Redskins.
The Falcons are 5-0 for the first time in franchise history.
Matt Ryan completed 34 of 52 passes for 345 yards as Atlanta handed Washington...
The Atlanta Falcons improved their record to 5-0 with a 24-17 comeback win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday.
The game featured some big performances by Falcons players. Tony Gonzalez caught 13 passes for 123 yards and a touchdown and Julio Jones hauled in 10 passes for 94 yards and a touchdown.
The biggest performance, though, and the hero of the game goes to quarterback Matt...
It wasn't all good news and moonbows coming out of Sunday's win over the Washington Redskins. Unfortunately, the Falcons may be missing Stephen Nicholas against the Raiders.
Nicholas had a lights-out start to the reason and has remained a terrific starter for the Falcons throughout the first five games, so this would be a pretty significant loss. At the moment, he has 39...
After the Atlanta Falcons knocked Robert Griffin III out of the game, Matt Ryan kept throwing and throwing and throwing until he finally scraped up enough points to give his team its first 5-0 start in franchise history.
Michael Turner ran 13 yards for the go-ahead score with 2:46 to play, and Ryan completed 34 of 52 passes for 345 yards Sunday as Atlanta beat Washington 24-17,...
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones has been hamperedby a hand injury over the past few weeks, but he is listed as probable for
Sunday’s matchup against the Washington Redskins.
While he was targeted eight times during last weekend’s game
against the Carolina Panthers, Jones only caught one pass. The 23-year-old was
dealing with the effects of a lacerated...
The Atlanta Falcons have declared DL Cliff Matthews, QB Dominique Davis, LB Jonathan Massaquoi, OT Lamar Holmes, FB Lousaka Polite, TE Michael Palmer, CB Terrence Johnson inactive for Week 5. Source: KFFL.com Attached Thumbnails
It's tough to poke holes in what the Atlanta Falcons have done out of the gate. They're 4-0 and quarterback Matt Ryan is enjoying an MVP-level season in offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter's unhinged, no-huddle attack.
Jeremiah: Key matchups in Week 5
Daniel Jeremiah provides the six biggest matchups on this weekend's docket, including Drew Brees vs. Philip Rivers...
Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III was knocked out of Sunday's game with a mild concussion.The Atlanta Falcons won, 24-17.**Follow us on...Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
LANDOVER, Md. -- The Atlanta Falcons arrived at FedEx Field as the NFC's only unbeaten team and left with that same distinction. They knocked Washington Redskins hot-shot rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III out of the game. They overcame two turnovers to take the lead in the fourth quarter, but gave it back before rallying to beat the Redskins 24-17 on Michael Turner'...
Love/Hate for Week 5:
Love- Ok I get it, picking Matt “Matty Ice” Ryan may seem like a cop out, but I can’t help it. Matt Ryan has really turned it on this season, going from a mid Tier 2 QB to a full-blown elite Tier 1 QB. In the vast majority of fantasy leagues, Ryan is among the top three QBs in scoring. He has 11 TDs so far and he’s averaging close to 300...
Here are the inactives for today's game against the Atlanta Falcons
QB Rex Grossman
S Brandon Merriweather
OL Adam Gettis
CB Cedric Griffin
WR Dezmon Briscoe
LB Markus White
OG Josh LeRibeus
Of note, newly signed veteran RB Ryan Grant is active.