Atlanta 27, Washington 26

Date - 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, December 15, 2013
Location - Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia
Temperature - DOME
Head Official - Gene Steratore
Attendance - 70069

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Washington 7 13 0 6 26
Atlanta 14 3 7 3 27

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 3-11 2-5 1-6 L6
Atlanta 4-10 3-4 1-6 W1

Recap


Falcons 27, Redskins 26:
Steven Jackson rushed for two touchdowns while Atlanta forced seven turnovers and stopped a two-point conversion attempt in the final minute to hold off visiting Washington. 

Matt Ryan was 29-of-38 for 210 yards with a touchdown and an interception and Tony Gonzalez caught six passes for 62 yards and a score for the Falcons (4-10), who won for only the second time in their last eight games. Jonathan Babineaux recovered two fumbles and William Moore had an interception and a fumble recovery for Atlanta.

Kirk Cousins went 29-of-45 for 381 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions in place of Robert Griffin III, but his potential game-winning pass intended for Pierre Garcon on the two-point conversion was broken up as the Redskins (3-11) suffered their sixth straight loss. Garcon caught seven passes for 129 yards and a touchdown and has at least five receptions in every game this season. 

Jackson's 3-yard touchdown run and Ryan's 13-yard scoring toss to Gonzalez gave the Falcons a 14-0 lead, but Cousins threw a 23-yard TD pass to Fred Davis and a 53-yard scoring strike to Garcon as the Redskins rallied for a 20-17 halftime lead. Washington's offense faltered in the third quarter, going three-and-out on three possessions and throwing an interception deep in its own territory on the other. 

Moore's interception set up Jackson's 2-yard plunge to give the Falcons a 24-20 lead and Matt Bryant tacked on a 51-yard field goal with 3:25 left. Cousins marched the Redskins 80 yards in 13 plays and threw a 3-yard TD pass to Santana Moss, but Desmond Trufant broke up the conversion attempt and Atlanta recovered an onside kick after a wild scramble to hang on.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Alfred Morris rushed for 98 yards and Aldrick Robinson caught four passes for 99 yards for Washington. … Cousins had 248 first-half passing yards, the most by a Redskins quarterback since Mark Rypien had 259 against Atlanta in 1991. … Gonzalez went past 15,000 receiving yards in his career, joining Jerry Rice, Terrell Owens, Isaac Bruce and Randy Moss as the only players in NFL history to reach the milestone.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Washington   Atlanta
Alfred Morris Player Steven Jackson
18 Attempts 15
98 Yards 38
5.4 Avg Yards 2.5
0 Touchdowns 2
37 Long 11
Receiving
Washington   Atlanta
Pierre Garcon Player Tony Gonzalez
7 Receptions 6
129 Yards 62
18.4 Avg Yards 10.3
1 Touchdowns 1
53 Long 15

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Washington 476 103 373 3 2 1 3.0 1
Atlanta 243 54 189 3 2 2 1.0 3

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against San Francisco. The Falcons have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .364 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game at home against Dallas. The Redskins have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .300 after a loss.