Atlanta 24, Washington 17

Date - 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, October 7, 2012
Location - FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland
Temperature - 52°
Head Official - Bill Leavy
Attendance - 75337

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Atlanta 0 7 0 17 24
Washington 0 7 3 7 17

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 5-0 2-0 3-0 W5
Washington 2-3 0-2 2-1 L1

Recap


Falcons 24, Redskins 17: Michael Turner scored on an 13-yard run late in the fourth quarter and the Falcons improved to 5-0 for the first time in franchise history by holding off the Redskins at FedEx Field.

The Redskins (2-3) not only fell for the eighth straight time at home but also lost rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III to a mild concussion. Fellow rookie Kirk Cousins replaced Griffin and threw a 77-yard touchdown pass to Santana Moss to give Washington a 17-14 lead early in the fourth quarter. Cousins, a fourth-round pick out of Michigan State, was intercepted twice with under two minutes to play to seal the contest.

Matt Ryan was 34-for-52 for 342 yards. He threw a 1-yard touchdown passes to veteran tight end Tony Gonzalez to tie the game at 7-7 just before halftime. Ryan also hit Julio Jones with an 18-yard back-shoulder catch in the front corner of the end zone to give Atlanta a 14-10 lead early in the fourth quarter.

Griffin was injured while scrambling in the red zone on a hit by Atlanta's Sean Weatherspoon. He left the game after the drive with a cut lip, was immediately treated for a concussion and did not return. Griffin finished 11-for-17 for 95 yards.

Matt Bryant booted a 53-yard field goal to tie the game with 7:42 to play. Washington opened the scoring on a 26-yard interception return for a touchdown by Ryan Kerrigan, the second of his career.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Gonzalez's touchdown was the 98th of his career, tying him with Don Hutson on the all-time list. ... Washington's Alfred Morris finished with 115 yards on 19 carries. ...The last time Atlanta was 4-0 it went to the NFC Championship Game. ... Ryan entered the game the NFL's highest-rated passer at 112.1.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Atlanta   Washington
Michael Turner Player Alfred Morris
17 Attempts 18
64 Yards 115
3.8 Avg Yards 6.4
1 Touchdowns 0
13 Long 29
Receiving
Atlanta   Washington
Tony Gonzalez Player Santana Moss
13 Receptions 2
123 Yards 80
9.5 Avg Yards 40.0
1 Touchdowns 1
21 Long 77

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Atlanta 421 83 338 3 1 2 3.0 0
Washington 316 129 187 2 1 1 1.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play their next game at home against Minnesota . The Redskins have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Oakland. The Falcons have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.