The offensive battle that everyone expected didn’t materialize in a damp Washington D.C. during the first half of Falcons-Redskins.
Two Falcons turnovers and a dominant pass defense from Atlanta controlled the storyline of the first half before a late surge by the Falcons began to change the game.
The Redskins moved the ball after the turnover, but Atlanta’s defense stepped up and clamped down inside the redzone.
With just over two minutes remaining in the half, the Falcons took over and let Ryan and
The score from the final first-half drive by Atlanta tied the game at 7 and may have helped the Falcons find some momentum. In the first half, Ryan is 21-for-32 passing for 187 yards. Gonzalez is carrying the offense on his back, catching nine passes for 86 yards.
Atlanta’s defense held the Redskins to just 138 yards of offense in the first half. Washington wasn’t able to manage a third-down conversion in four tries. A
Alfred Morris was the majority of Washington’s offense in the first half. The rookie RB rushed for 86 yards on 10 carries, but the Falcons stopped him when they needed to the most.