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Robert Griffin III
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's 13-yard run up the middle with 2:46 remaining. Dunta Robinson's interception of rookie backup Kirk Cousins' pass for Fred Davis 53 seconds later sealed the triumph that gave Atlanta its first 5-0 start. "Games are going to be close in this league and you have to win the close ones," said Atlanta coach Mike Smith, whose unbeaten NFC South front-runner has won three of its five games by no more than a touchdown. All five of Washington's games have been decided by a score, but the Redskins are 2-3. The Falcons left Santana Moss uncovered with 12:23 left and the veteran receiver ...
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Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III had to be taken to the locker room after the below massive hit by Sean Weatherspoon which you can see HERE. As soon as he went into the locker room you could just feel the wind go out of the sails of Redskins’ nation. However, just minutes later in the game Kirk Cousins who came in to play QB threw a 77-yard TD pass to Santana Moss to...
Opponent: Washington Redskins
Where: FedEx Field, Landover, Md.
Time: 1 p.m.
Point Spread (Danny Sheridan's odds as published in USA Today): Atlanta is favored by 3 with an over of 52.
Key Offensive Match-up: The Redskins have three injured defensive starters: pass-rushing outside linebacker Brian Orakpo, a two-time Pro-Bowler, and defensive tackle Adam Carriker, both of...
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'...
The Atlanta Falcons are in uncharted territory.
Then again, this feels downright routine.
Since Thomas Dimitroff and Mike Smith took over as general manager and coach in 2008, the Falcons are tied for the second-most wins in the regular season, their 48-21 record surpassed only by the New England Patriots (51-18).
Atlanta improved to 5-0 for the first time in franchise history...
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III left Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons in the third quarter after being hit in the helmet on a sack.
Griffin was slammed into by Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon’s side with six minutes left in the third quarter. Washington said that Griffin was “shaken up” and a return was “questionable.”
As Griffin stayed...
WR Brandon Banks (Hip)
WR Pierre Garcon (Foot)
CB DeAngelo Hall (Illness)
WR Aldrick Robinson (Head)
OT Trent Williams (Knee)
Questionable, likely to play
Questionable, game time decision
RB Evan Royster (Knee)
CB Cedric Griffin (Hamstring)
S Brandon Meriweather (Knee)
The Redskins were holding onto some pretty impressive records before the game, including a seven game home losing streak. Apparently their fans are bad for them as they now have eight straight loses at home. The Falcons are 5-0 for the first time in franchise history.
Not quite the offensive duel we were expecting.
Sound awesome? Check our the wrap-up after the jump.
Washington quarterback rookie Robert Griffin III walked to the locker room after taking a hit from Falcons LB Sean Weatherspoon in the third quarter. He was being checked for a concussion.Fantasy Spin:Griffin's return is questionable. He's been a top-tier fantasy quarterback over the first four games. Kirk Cousins, another rookie, took over controls of the Redskins offense.
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Washington Redskins are working out at least three kickers.
Olindo Mare, Josh Brown and Kai Forbath have all been brought in and the Redskins are also looking for a long snapper.