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Week 9 - Sunday, November 8, 2009, 1PM

Redskins (2-5) @ Falcons (4-3)

SERIES

  REDSKINS FALCONS
SERIES LEADER 14-5-1  
STREAKS   2 of past 3
COACHES VS. OPP. Zorn: 0-0 Smith: 0-0
LAST WEEK Bye (Wk. 7: L 27-17 vs. Eagles) L 35-27 at Saints
LAST GAME 12/3/06: Falcons 24 at Redskins 14.  Atlanta QB Michael Vick throws for 2 TDs & RB Jerious Norwood rushes for 109 yards & TD as Falcons score 24 unanswered points in win.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/14/03: Redskins 33, Falcons 31.  Washington QB Patrick Ramsey completes 25 of 39 passes for 356 yards & 2 TDs.  Redskins start season 2-0 for 1st time since 1991.
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa (Field reporter). 
SIRIUS: 152 (Was.), 125 (Atl.).  XM: 102 (Atl.). 


SEASON STATS

PASSING Campbell: 136-206-1,481-8-7-85.8 Ryan: 139-233-1,649-12-9-82.4
RUSHING Portis: 120-490-4.1-1 Turner: 138-554-4.0-8 (3L)
RECEIVING Moss: 28-453-16.2-2 White: 37-543-14.7-6 (T2L)
OFFENSE 296.0 339.9
TAKE/GIVE -8 +4
DEFENSE 283.4 (T2C) 378.1
SACKS Carter: 6.5 (T3C) Abraham, Biermann: 3
INTs Hall: 3 DeCoud: 2
PUNTING H. Smith: 43.4 Koenen: 42.7
KICKING Suisham: 36 (9/10 PAT; 9/9 FG) Elam: 39 (21/22 PAT; 6/10 FG)


NOTES

REDSKINS
QB JASON CAMPBELL has 1.8 INT pct. since start of 2008, 2nd best mark among QBs with 700+ att
RB LADELL BETTS rushed for 155 yards & TD in last game vs. ATL
WR SANTANA MOSS had 7 catches for 123 yards (17.6 avg.) & TD in last meeting.  Averages 15.3 yards per catch since 2001, highest among active WRs (min. 450 receptions).  
TE FRED DAVIS had career-high 8 catches & 78 yards in last game, incl. 1st career TD
CB DE ANGELO HALL was 1st round pick (No. 8) by Atl. in 2004.  Spent 4 seasons with Falcons (2004-07) & had 17 INTs (2 TDs).  
DE ANDRE CARTER has 5.5 sacks in past 3.  Aims for 4th in row with 1+ sack.  
LB BRIAN ORAKPO leads all NFL rookies with 3.5 sacks

FALCONSQB MATT RYAN is 10-1 (.909) in career at home & aims for 7th consecutive win at home.  Falcons are 8-0 when Ryan has 100+ rating, incl. 5-0 at home…
RB MICHAEL TURNER rushed for 151 yards & TD last week.  Has 16 rush TDs in 11 home games with Atl.  Has 1,232 rush yards (112 per game) in those 11.  When Turner has 19+ carries, his teams are 14-2 (.875).  
RB JERIOUS NORWOOD rushed for 107 yards & had 69-yard TD in last meeting
WR RODDY WHITE has 19 catches for 392 yards (98 per game) in past 4 in Nov.  Has 5 TDs in past 4, incl. 68-yard TD last week.  Aims for 3rd in row at home with TD.  
TE TONY GONZALEZ had 6 catches for 89 yards last week.  Has TD in all 3 home games with ATL
DE JOHN ABRAHAM has 87 sacks since 2000, 2nd most among active players.  Had 2 sacks vs. Was. in 9/4/03 game (with NYJ).  
S THOMAS DE COUD has 2 INTs, 2 sacks & FF in past 3.  His sack & FF set up DE KROY BIERMANN’s 4-yard FR-TD last week.  
CB BRENT GRIMES had 2nd career INT last week.