The Atlanta Falcons are in the Georgia Dome for the second straight week as they take on the Washington Redskins. Take a look at these photos from the game.
Despite a challenging start, a talented Washington defense and a reversed score in the last minute, the Falcons overcame an immense amount of adversity and executed when it mattered most.
On the first drive of overtime, Robert Alford picked off Kirk Cousins and took it to the house to secure a 25-19 victory. The Falcons are now 5-0 for the second time in franchise history.
Down 16-12 with less than three minutes left in regulation, Ryan authored an eight-play, 80-yard touchdown drive to give the Falcons a 19-16 lead. One snap after a 13-yard TD catch by Devonta Freeman was reversed, the second-year running back took a handoff, shook off a defender and found paydirt to send the Georgia Dome into a state of bedlam. However, Washington refused to go away lightly and set itself up for a 52-yard Dustin Hopkins field goal as time expired in the fourth quarter.
This was far from the prettiest win, but Atlanta's ability to keep its head above water and come out on top is a testament to its collective resiliency. Everything could have crumbled after Ryan's second interception (it allowed Washington to take a four-point lead on a Hopkins field goal), but, as he's done so many times, the Falcons QB thrived under pressure and kept Atlanta's record unblemished.