Falcons Vs. Redskins Game Recap: Falcons stay perfect with 24-17 win over Wastingon

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The Atlanta Falcons picked up their fifth straight win with a 24-17 victory on the road over the Washington Redskins. Washington rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III left the game in the third quarter with what has been announced as a mild concusion.

The Atlanta Falcons moved to 5-0 for the first time in franchise history with a 24-17 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday at FedEx Field. Washington is 2-3 on the season after the loss.

Michael Turner scored the game winning touchdown, a 13-yard run, with just over two minutes left in the game to retake the lead, 24-17.

After being a defensive struggle early, the game exploded in the fourth quarter, with the two teams trading scores and Atlanta coming back from a 10-7 deficit to win their fifth in a row.

Matt Ryan was 34-of-52 passing for 345 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Tight end Tony Gonzalez caught 13 passes for 123 yards and a touchdown. Turner finished the game with 17 carries for 64 yards.

Washington's Alfred Morris was the game's leading rusher, amassing 115 yards on 19 carries.

The biggest concern for Washington will be the health of rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III who was knocked out of the game on this hit in the third quarter.

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Griffin went to the locker room with trainers and did not return to the game. The entent of the injury is not known yet, but his status was officially called "shaken up" during the game.

Fellow Rookie Kirk Cousins took over at quarterback for Washington. Cousins started well, hitting Santana Moss on a 77-yard touchdown to give Washington the lead back. His performance did not end well, however, as Cousins threw two interceptions in the final two minutes of the game, ending any chance at a Redskins' comeback.

Fantasy studs/duds: Veteran Tony Gonzalez had a big game, catching 13 passes for 123 yards and a touchdown. Julio Jones also caught a touchdown pass and picked up 94 yards on to catches. Matt Ryan racked up the points with 345 yards passing passing and two touchdowns despite any loss for throwing a pick. Alfred Morris rewarded his owners with a 115-yard game that included a touchdown. Owners of Robert Griffin III will be disappointed as he completed 11 passes for 95 yards and rushed one time for seven yards while scoring no touchdowns.

For all your fantasy football information from around the NFL, be sure to visit SB Nation's Fantasy Football page.

Odds/Gambling: Atlanta entered the game as a three-point favorite over Washington and covered the spread with their seven-point victory. To see other lines from around the league, you can check out SB Nation's complete NFL Odds page.

Injury info: Robert Griffin III left the game in the third quarter when he took a big hit scrambling towards the endzone. Griffin III went to the locker room and did not return for the rest of the game. His status was officially announced as a mild concussion after the game.

Next team on the schedule: Both teams will be at home next Sunday, Oct. 14, with the Falcons hosting the Oakland Raiders at 1 p.m. ET and the Redskins hosting the Minnesota Vikings at 4:25 p.m. ET.

For more on the Redskins head over to Hogs Haven. For everything on the Falcons, visit The Falcoholic.

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