Redskins vs. Falcons: Five story lines to follow Sunday
4. Pass coverage: In his last game against the Redskins, tight end Tony Gonzalez had 13 catches for 123 yards and a touchdown. Washington’s linebackers couldn’t match up well enough to limit him.
Conversation with: Louis Riddick (Part 2) - Washington Redskins Blog - ESPN
Louis Riddick endured the chaos in Washington from 2001-07, first as a scout and then as director of pro personnel.
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10/7/12: Falcons 24 at Redskins 17.
LAST GAME AT SITE
11/8/09: Falcons 31, Redskins 17.
- Shanahan 4-3 vs ATL all time. Mike Smith 2-0 vs Redskins.
- ATL has -3 turnover ratio, Falcons -11
QB ROBERT GRIFFIN III has career-high 3,203 pass yards, his 2nd consecutive 3,000-yard season...
RB ALFRED MORRIS rushed for 115 yards in only meeting. Has 1,027 rush yards, his 2nd consecutive 1,000-yard season...WR PIERRE GARÇON leads NFC with career-high 89 catches. Has 1,017 rec. yards, his 1st career 1,000-yard season. Has 5+ catches in all 13 games in 2013. TE JORDAN REED leads NFC rookies with 45 catches. TE LOGAN PAULSEN aims for 3rd in row with TD. WR SANTANA MOSS had 77-yard TD in last game vs. Atl...
LB RYAN KERRIGAN has 8.5 sacks & 4 FFs in past 15. Since entering NFL in 2011, is 1 of 2 players in NFL with 20+ sacks (22.5) & 2+ INT-TDs (2). Had 28-yard INT-TD in last meeting. LB LONDON FLETCHER has played in 253 consecutive games, 1 of 4 players in NFL history with 250+ in a row. In last game vs. Atl., had 20 tackles. Leads team with 93 tackles. LB PERRY RILEY, JR. ranks 2nd on club with 92 tackles. LB BRIAN ORAKPO has 5.5 sacks in past 5...
QB MATT RYAN is 2-0 vs. Was. In last meeting, passed for 345 yards & 2 TDs. In career, when Ryan starts & has 100+ rating, Atl. is 34-2 (.944)...In 12/24/06 game vs. Was. (with StL),
RB STEVEN JACKSON rushed for 150 yards with TD & had 102 rec. yards with TD. Since 1960, is 1 of 6 players in NFL with 150+ rush yards, 100+ rec. yards, rush TD & rec. TD in same game...
TE TONY GONZALEZ has catch in 208 consecutive games, 2nd longest streak in NFL history. Has TD in 3 of 4 meetings. In last game vs. Was., had 13 catches for 123 yards & TD. WR RODDY WHITE has 18 catches for 217 yards (108.5 per game) in past 2. WR DREW DAVIS had TD last week..
.LB SEAN WEATHERSPOON had 71-yard INT-TD last week, team's 2nd 65+ yard INT-TD this year (DE OSI UMENYIORA, 68 yards). Rookie LB PAUL WORRILOW leads team with 101 tackles. Rookie CBs DESMOND TRUFANT (14) & ROBERT ALFORD (7) lead team in PD.