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Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon has been one of the few bright spots in a difficult season. That trend continued on Sunday in a 27-26 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Garcon finished with seven receptions on 10 targets for 129 yards. That included a 53-yard touchdown reception that pulled the Redskins within 17-14 after falling behind by two scores early.
Desmond Trufant deflected Kirk Cousins' pass on a potential winning 2-point conversion with 18 seconds remaining, and the Atlanta Falcons edged the Washington Redskins 27-26 on Sunday.
What would have been a dramatic recovery under a backup quarterback instead became the latest in a long string of defeats for the Redskins on Sunday, with Kirk Cousins' conversion pass broken up and Washington falling to Atlanta, 27-26, for its sixth consecutive loss.
They were both division champions last season, playoff teams that figured bigger things were in store for 2013. Instead, when the Redskins and the Atlanta Falcons meet on Sunday afternoon at the Georgia Dome, the wreckage of a lost season will haunt them both.
The hometown boy who walked on at Boise State and years later engineered the offense that sparked the team's emergence as a BCS contender is home again, this time as the Broncos' head coach.