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Numbers, Notes and Colors for Week 9


The Falcons are 3-0 playing in the Georgia Dome this season. * The Redskins hold 14-5-1 series lead over the Falcons. * The Falcons will wear RED color jerseys on Sunday against the Redskins. * Redskins secondary Coach Jerry Gray served on the Buffalo Bills as defensive coordinator when Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey was head coach of the team. * Falcons running back Michael Turner has scored a TD in six straight games. * Following the Week 6 victory over the Chicago Bears, Atlanta ranks 3rdin the NFL with a six-game home winning streak. * Falcons linebacker Curtis Lofton ranks 1st in the NFL with 76tackles. * Redskins linebacker London Fletcher ranks 2ndin the NFL with 71 tackles. * The Redskins have allowed only threerushing touchdowns all season. * Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez and Redskins quarterback Todd Collins spent eightseasons together with the Kansas City Chiefs. * In the last 10 meetings between the Redskins and Falcons the Redskins have the better record, going 7-3. * Falcons center Brett Romberg blocked for Redskins running back Clinton Portis at the University of Miami. * In the 2006 matchup against the Redskins Jerious Norwood rushed for 107yards on nine carries with onetouchdown. * Tony Gonzalez has caught all three of his touchdowns at home this season. * In Week 8 as Kroy Biermann scored his firstcareer touchdown on a fumble recovery. * This will be the first time DeAngelo Hall plays in the Georgia Dome as an opponent of the Falcons. Hall was drafted in the 1stround of the 2004 NFL Draft by Atlanta and spent four seasons with the Flacons where he received two trips to the Pro Bowl. * The Falcons rank No. 8 in turnover differential ( 4) and the Redskins rank 28th (-8). * The Falcons have never beaten the Washington Redskins in the Georgia Dome. * The Redskins have the No. 5 ranked defense in the NFL. * The last meeting between these two teams was in 2006. The Falcons defeated the Redskins 24-14in Washington.

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