Gameday Coverage Recap: Falcons vs. Redskins

The Falcons recovered five fumbles and intercepted Washington QB Kirk Cousins twice during a 27-26 victory over the Redskins to improve to 4-10 heading into the final two games of the 2013 campaign.


The Falcons got ready for the Redskins with some pregame warmups at the Georgia Dome.

Game Highlights

The Falcons score on their first offensive possession after running back Steven Jackson bulldozes his way into the end zone from three yards out.

DE Osi Umenyiora sacks and strips Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins in the first quarter.

QB Matt Ryan connects with TE Tony Gonzalez for a 13-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter that extends the Falcons lead to 14-0 over the Redskins.

Steven Jackson finds the end zone for the second time against the Redskins on Sunday, scoring from two yards out in the third quarter and putting the Falcons up 24-20.

Rookie CB Desmond Trufant gives the Falcons the ball back after intercepting Redskings QB Kirk Cousins in the fourth quarter.


Desmond Trufant has progressed immensely throughout his rookie sesaon, and the cornerback credits it to learning how to play aggressively and making plays without hesitation.

When it came time to stop a potential game-winning two-point conversion from the Redskins, Jonathan Babineaux explained the Falcons weren't phased by the situation and just simply fought hard to stop the play.

After becoming the fifht player in NFL history to reach 15,000 career receiving yards during Sunday's win, Tony Gonzalez said the feat and the standing ovation he received afterwards is just another special memory he'll carry with him after his final season concludes.

Defensive end Osi Umenyiora said he was proud of the way the Falcons defense was able to force seven turnovers against the Redskins on Sunday and put the offense in a position to win.

Sunday's win was full of dramatic moments from beginning to end and running back Steven Jackson is proud of how hard the Falcons fought the game to be able to pull off the win.

Head coach Mike Smith and quarterback Matt Ryan acknowledged that Sunday's game, which included moments such as three consecutive possessions resulting in turnovers, was in no way a perfect win but they were both proud that the Falcons were able to come out on top.

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