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Redskins Lose in Overtime to Falcons, 25-19

Washington Redskins put up a fight, but ultimately lose to the Atlanta Falcons in overtime.

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For the second week in a row, the chance for a win came down to a fourth quarter drive by the Redskins. ThIs time, though, the results were different, and the burgundy and gold lost in overtime. The loss leaves the Redskins with a 2-3 record, which still puts them within reach of first place in a weak NFC East.

Kirk Cousins headed up the offense with a performance that had one big mistake: an interception in overtime. Cousins went 21 for 32, 1 touchdown, 2 interceptions, and 1 sack. The offensive unit struggled to really get anyone going in the passing game or the running game, but they kept at it, taking a few shots down the field and sticking to a mostly balanced approach. Jamison Crowder led the receivers with 87 yards from 8 receptions, and Derek Carrier had the only Redskins receiving touchdown of the day. All three running backs were limited to about the same success, as Alfred Morris had 15 yards on 8 carries, Matt Jones had 20 yards on 11 carries, and Chris Thompson had 15 yards on 3 carries. Matt Jones did pick up the team's one rushing touchdown with a 2 yard run in the fourth quarter.

They started the game with a solid first half with two turnovers and three sacks, one of which was credited to Chris Baker and two of which were by Ryan Kerrigan. Bashed Breeland also came up with a fourth quarter interception, bringing the Falcons to three turnovers for the day, one more than their entire turnover total in their first four games. Somewhat surprisingly, Julio Jones was not the leading receiver against the Redskins. The defense held Jones to just 5 receptions for 67 yards, and tight end Jacob Tamme led the Falcons receiving game with 94 yards off 8 receptions.

The special teams unit deserves credit for what they did right in this game: giving the Redskins a chance in overtime. Dustin Hopkins kicked a 52 yard field goal with no time remaining to send the match into overtime. However, that was the one positive moment for a unit that is still struggling to make an impact. Hopkins missed a field goal earlier in the game, and the team is still waiting on a breakout return from Rashad Ross or Crowder.