Redskins fans will see a lot of familiar faces tomorrow when Washington plays the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome. Former offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, defensive backs coach Raheem Morris, running backs coach Bobby Turner, QB coach Matt Lefleur, WR coach Mike McDaniel, Assistant OL coach Chris Morgan, and WR coach/Passing Game Coordinator/Head Coach Terry Robiske will all be on the sidelines. The Falcons also signed several former Redskins including WRs Leonard Hankerson and Nick Williams, and RG Chris Chester. Redskins OC Sean McVay is the only coaching remaining from the Shanahan regime where he was the team's TE coach under Kyle Shanahan.
Washington enters the Georgia Dome with a secondary that has been dealing with injuries since the offseason. The Redskins plan to start 2nd-year CB Bashaud Breeland and recently signed Will Blackmon with rookie Kyshoen Jarrett getting the slot again this week. Atlanta's top receiver, Julio Jones, showed up on the injury report this week, but there is no question that he will be ready to play. The Falcons running game has been predictably strong under Shanahan and Turner with Devonta Freeman putting up impressive stats, and Atlanta will also get Tevin Coleman back on the field this week. The Redskins enter Week 5 with the #2 defense against the run(yards), and will look to continue that trend this week.
The Redskins are also missing two of their top receiving targets this week with WR DeSean Jackson(hamstring) and TE Jordan Reed(knee/ankle/concussion/papercut) both ruled out. Kirk Cousins will look to last week's hero Pierre Garçon and rookie Jamison Crowder in what could turn into a shootout. The Redskins will look to score early, and keep their 3-headed running game moving. Alfred Morris, Matt Jones, and Chris Thompson should all be involved this week, as Washington continues to wear down defenses late in games.
Date/Time: Sunday, Oct. 11 – 1 p.m.
Location: Georgia Dome (71,228) – Atlanta
Chris Myers (play-by-play)
Ronde Barber (color)
Jennifer Hale (sidelines)
RADIO: Redskins Broadcast Network
Larry Michael (play-by-play)
Sonny Jurgensen (color)
Chris Cooley (analysis)
Rick "Doc" Walker (sidelines)
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Online Streaming: NFL Game Rewind
Odds: Redskins +9, 47.5 Over/Under
Prediction: Falcons 31-23
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