Originally written on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 11/10/14
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. On a day when the Atlanta Falcons scored their fewest points of the season they still managed 24 they owed their victory on Sunday over Washington mainly to their defense, which had one of its best performance of the season, if not its best.With quarterback Matt Ryan having spotted the Redskins a 7-0 lead with an interception returned for a touchdown, the Falcons' defense held the Redskins to 10 points (an effort furthered by Billy Cundiff's miss of a 31-yard field goal) in helping the Falcons improve to 5-0. Washington totaled 316 yards offense the Falcons defense's second-lowest total of the season and 77 of them came as a result of a blown coverage on Santana Moss's touchdown reception from Kirk Cousins.So while the Falcons' defense has some glaring weaknesses, notably its play against the run, it has excelled in other areas. Primarily, the Falcons remained plus-10 in turnover differential, tying them for the league lead in that department with New Englan...
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