Falcons-Redskins Game Notes

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On Atlanta's first scoring drive of the game, quarterback Matt Ryan completed three of four passes for 24 yards and a two-yard touchdown pass to tight end Tony Gonzalez. On the same drive, running back Michael Turner added 36 yards while tying his second longest rush of the season (33 yards). * Falcons cornerback Tye Hill took his first interception as a member of the Falcons 62 yards for a touchdown late in the first quarter to give Atlanta a 14-0 lead. The touchdown was the first for Hill in his career and the first for a member of the Falcons defense since November 9, 2008 when cornerback Chevis Jackson returned an INT 95 yards for a touchdown against New Orleans. * Running back Michael Turner gave the Falcons a 21-3 lead in the second quarter following his 30-yard rush for a score in the second quarter. * In the first half of play, running back Michael Turner totaled nine rushes for 77 yards and one touchdown, his second-highest first half output this season. * Running back Michael Turner took a carry 58 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to give the Falcons a 31-17 lead. The touchdown was the 10th for Turner this season as he is on pace to record 20 this season, a new franchise-high. * Running back Michael Turner totaled 18 carries for 166 yards against Washington which marked his third 100-yard game of the season. The Falcons are 10-1 over the last two seasons when Turner rushes for over 100 yards in a game. * Tight end Tony Gonzalez caught the first touchdown pass of the game in the first quarter to give the Falcons a 7-0 lead. The TD catch is the 80th of his career and the fourth between himself and quarterback Matt Ryan this season. * With his first reception of the game at the 13:25 mark in the first quarter, tight end Tony Gonzalez improved his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 139. * Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez finished the contest with five receptions for 41 yards and one touchdown. His 41 receiving yards moved him into 19th place in NFL history with 11,374 career yards. * The Atlanta Falcons totaled 5.0 sacks in the first half of play, tying a team record that was set on three other occasions. The Falcons saw sacks coming from John Abraham, Kroy Biermann, Chevis Jackson and 2.5 from Jonathan Babineaux. Below is a look at Atlanta's highest first half sack totals in franchise history.

DateOpponent First Half SacksYards Lost
11/8/09Washington Redskins5.032.0
9/14/03Washington Redskins5.037.0
11/24/02Carolina Panthers5.037.0
11/3/02 Baltimore Ravens5.035.0

Defensive lineman Kroy Biermann tallied his team-leading fourth sack of the season on a third down play in the first quarter. The sack forced a Redskins punt. * Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux posted 2.5 sacks in the first half, dropping quarterback Jason Campbell all in the second quarter. The sacks set a new single-game career-high for the five-year veteran. * Cornerback Chevis Jackson tallied the Falcons third sack of the game and the first of his career when he brought down Jason Campbell in the second quarter. * Defensive end John Abraham notched a half of a sack in the second quarter, giving the Falcons 5.0 in the first half. * Falcons kicker Jason Elam posted a 33-yard field goal at the end of the first half to give the Falcons a 24-3 halftime advantage. The field goal is the seventh for Elam this season.

Defensive lineman Kroy Biermann tallied his team-leading fourth sack of the season on a third down play in the first quarter. The sack forced a Redskins punt. * Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux posted 2.5 sacks in the first half, dropping quarterback Jason Campbell all in the second quarter. The sacks set a new single-game career-high for the five-year veteran. * Cornerback Chevis Jackson tallied the Falcons third sack of the game and the first of his career when he brought down Jason Campbell in the second quarter. * Defensive end John Abraham notched a half of a sack in the second quarter, giving the Falcons 5.0 in the first half. * Falcons kicker Jason Elam posted a 33-yard field goal at the end of the first half to give the Falcons a 24-3 halftime advantage. The field goal is the seventh for Elam this season.

Defensive lineman Kroy Biermann tallied his team-leading fourth sack of the season on a third down play in the first quarter. The sack forced a Redskins punt. * Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux posted 2.5 sacks in the first half, dropping quarterback Jason Campbell all in the second quarter. The sacks set a new single-game career-high for the five-year veteran. * Cornerback Chevis Jackson tallied the Falcons third sack of the game and the first of his career when he brought down Jason Campbell in the second quarter. * Defensive end John Abraham notched a half of a sack in the second quarter, giving the Falcons 5.0 in the first half. * Falcons kicker Jason Elam posted a 33-yard field goal at the end of the first half to give the Falcons a 24-3 halftime advantage. The field goal is the seventh for Elam this season. * Defensive lineman Kroy Biermann tallied his team-leading fourth sack of the season on a third down play in the first quarter. The sack forced a Redskins punt. * Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux posted 2.5 sacks in the first half, dropping quarterback Jason Campbell all in the second quarter. The sacks set a new single-game career-high for the five-year veteran. * Cornerback Chevis Jackson tallied the Falcons third sack of the game and the first of his career when he brought down Jason Campbell in the second quarter. * Defensive end John Abraham notched a half of a sack in the second quarter, giving the Falcons 5.0 in the first half. * Falcons kicker Jason Elam posted a 33-yard field goal at the end of the first half to give the Falcons a 24-3 halftime advantage. The field goal is the seventh for Elam this season. * Defensive lineman Kroy Biermann tallied his team-leading fourth sack of the season on a third down play in the first quarter. The sack forced a Redskins punt. * Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux posted 2.5 sacks in the first half, dropping quarterback Jason Campbell all in the second quarter. The sacks set a new single-game career-high for the five-year veteran. * Cornerback Chevis Jackson tallied the Falcons third sack of the game and the first of his career when he brought down Jason Campbell in the second quarter. * Defensive end John Abraham notched a half of a sack in the second quarter, giving the Falcons 5.0 in the first half. * Falcons kicker Jason Elam posted a 33-yard field goal at the end of the first half to give the Falcons a 24-3 halftime advantage. The field goal is the seventh for Elam this season. * Defensive lineman Kroy Biermann tallied his team-leading fourth sack of the season on a third down play in the first quarter. The sack forced a Redskins punt. * Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux posted 2.5 sacks in the first half, dropping quarterback Jason Campbell all in the second quarter. The sacks set a new single-game career-high for the five-year veteran. * Cornerback Chevis Jackson tallied the Falcons third sack of the game and the first of his career when he brought down Jason Campbell in the second quarter. * Defensive end John Abraham notched a half of a sack in the second quarter, giving the Falcons 5.0 in the first half. * Falcons kicker Jason Elam posted a 33-yard field goal at the end of the first half to give the Falcons a 24-3 halftime advantage. The field goal is the seventh for Elam this season. * Defensive lineman Kroy Biermann tallied his team-leading fourth sack of the season on a third down play in the first quarter. The sack forced a Redskins punt. * Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux posted 2.5 sacks in the first half, dropping quarterback Jason Campbell all in the second quarter. The sacks set a new single-game career-high for the five-year veteran. * Cornerback Chevis Jackson tallied the Falcons third sack of the game and the first of his career when he brought down Jason Campbell in the second quarter. * Defensive end John Abraham notched a half of a sack in the second quarter, giving the Falcons 5.0 in the first half. * Falcons kicker Jason Elam posted a 33-yard field goal at the end of the first half to give the Falcons a 24-3 halftime advantage. The field goal is the seventh for Elam this season. * Defensive lineman Kroy Biermann tallied his team-leading fourth sack of the season on a third down play in the first quarter. The sack forced a Redskins punt. * Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux posted 2.5 sacks in the first half, dropping quarterback Jason Campbell all in the second quarter. The sacks set a new single-game career-high for the five-year veteran. * Cornerback Chevis Jackson tallied the Falcons third sack of the game and the first of his career when he brought down Jason Campbell in the second quarter. * Defensive end John Abraham notched a half of a sack in the second quarter, giving the Falcons 5.0 in the first half. * Falcons kicker Jason Elam posted a 33-yard field goal at the end of the first half to give the Falcons a 24-3 halftime advantage. The field goal is the seventh for Elam this season.

MORE FROM THE FALCONS-REDSKINS GAME:

GAMEDAY LIVE:Complete game coverage from AtlantaFalcons.com * GAME CENTER:Stats and more in the NFL.com Game Center * FIRST TAKE:Exclusive interviews from the Falcons-Redskins game * INTERVIEWS:Postgame interviews and more from AF.com * J. MIKE'S MISSIVES:Thoughts on the game from the AF.com managing editor * GAME NOTES:Milestones and more from the Falcons-Redskins game * GAME QUOTES: Falcons postgame locker room | Redskins * INACTIVES:Game inactives and starting lineups * IMAGES:Photos from the game from photographer Jimmy Cribb * FORUMS:Talk about the game with other fans on FalconsLIFE

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