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1 - The Redskins’ secondary got a few early breaks on a gloomy day at FedEx Field, including a deep pass that was dropped by Julio Jones at the goal line. The Redskins offense, however, was not able to capitalize, recording just nine first-quarter plays for 33 yards. Alfred Morris, who notched 27 yards in just two carries, was the lone bright spot.
2 - Ryan Kerrigan intercepted Matt Ryan and took it to the house, Perry Riley recovered a Ryan fumble and the Redskins seemed well on their way to a two-possession lead. But after Billy Cundiff missed a 31-yard field goal for the second straight week, Ryan and the Falcons marched down the field and tied the game with a 1-yard lob to Tony Gonzalez. Gonzalez had nine catches for 86 yards in the first half.
Play of the game: With six minutes left in the third quarter and the ball deep in Atlanta territory, RG3 took off toward the sideline and was smushed between two Falcons defenders. He left the game with concussion-like symptoms and did not return. The Redskins later said he did have a concussion.
3 - A Pierre Garcon fumble was overruled in Atlanta territory to keep a Redskins drive alive. Five plays later, RG3 was slow to get up after a third-down scramble near the far sideline. He left the game and was being tested for concussion symptoms when Cundiff converted a 23-yard field goal to give the Redskins a 10-7 lead.
4 - Ryan found Jones from 18 yards out to give Atlanta the lead early in the fourth, but Cousins responded with a 77-yard bomb to Santana Moss. It was too little, too late for the Redskins, however, as Ryan and the Falcons twice marched downfield, resulting in 10 points. Cousins got the ball with 2:33 remaining in the game but looked skittish and threw a pair of interceptions in the final two minutes to put the game on ice.
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