Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • ATL 421
    • 316 WSH
  • Turnovers

    • ATL 2
    • 2 WSH
  • Possession

    ATL WSH
    22:59 37:01
  • 1st Downs

    • ATL 28
    • 12 WSH

Game Information

FedEx Field
,
Coverage: FOX
  • Landover, MD 20785
  • Line: ATL -3.0
Attendance: 75,337
82%
Capacity: 91,704
Referees: Bill Leavy
10/7/2012 ESPN.com news services

Ryan, Falcons improve to 5-0, rally by Redskins

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.

Scoring Summary

FOX1234T
Falcons0701724
Redskins073717
second QuarterATLWSH
TD
10:11
Ryan Kerrigan 28 Yard Interception Return
5 plays, 55 yards, 1:14
07
XP
10:11
Billy Cundiff Kick is Good
5 plays, 55 yards, 1:14
07
TD
0:30
Tony Gonzalez 1 Yard Pass From Matt Ryan
8 plays, 74 yards, 1:46
67
XP
0:30
Matt Bryant Kick is Good
8 plays, 74 yards, 1:46
77
third QuarterATLWSH
FG
5:56
Billy Cundiff 23 Yard Field Goal is Good
8 plays, 34 yards, 3:29
710
fourth QuarterATLWSH
TD
13:23
Julio Jones 18 Yard Pass From Matt Ryan
6 plays, 47 yards, 2:32
1310
XP
13:23
Matt Bryant Kick is Good
6 plays, 47 yards, 2:32
1410
TD
12:24
Santana Moss 77 Yard Pass From Kirk Cousins
3 plays, 78 yards, 0:53
1416
XP
12:24
Billy Cundiff Kick is Good
3 plays, 78 yards, 0:53
1417
FG
7:42
Matt Bryant 53 Yard Field Goal is Good
9 plays, 40 yards, 4:21
1717
SF
2:46
Michael Turner 13 Yard Run TOUCHDOWN
6 plays, -31 yards, 2:54
2317
XP
2:46
Matt Bryant Kick is Good
6 plays, -31 yards, 2:54
2417

Research Notes

  • With his 115 rushing yards vs Falcons Sunday, Alfred Morris increased his rushing yard total to 491 this season, the 4th-most rushing yards by a rookie though his team's 1st 5 games since 1960.Morris is the 1st rookie since Adrian Peterson to record over 490 yards in his team's 1st 5 games.

  • Tony Gonzalez caught 13-of-14 targets for 123 yards and a touchdown on Sunday against the Redskins, his highest target total in a game since Week 10 of 2008 (14 targets against Chargers) and most ever from Matt Ryan. Gonzalez's touchdown was his 24th catch on an end-zone target since the start of 2008, most of any tight end over that span. Overall, Ryan was 12-of-12 for 102 yards and a touchdown targeting Gonzalez on throws fewer than 15 yards downfield.

  • The Redskins defense did a good job containing the Falcons passing game inside the numbers on Sunday, but the edges of the field belonged to Matt Ryan. Ryan connected on 19-of-25 attempts outside the numbers for 184 yards and both of his touchdowns, an area that Ryan was not as prolific in through his first four games.

  • Tony Gonzalez's second-quarter touchdown was his 24th catch on an end-zone target since the start of 2008, most of any tight end over that span.

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