Washington escapes Atlanta with a win

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In a back-and-forth battle in Atlanta, the Washington Football Team pulled out a last-minute victory in a game that had looked lost.

The victory came when Taylor Heinicke hit J.D. McKissic with a short pass that McKissic turned into a spectacular 30-yard touchdown, with a dive into the end zone at the end. That gave Washington a 34-30 lead, and although Atlanta did manage to get into position for a Hail Mary as time expired, the pass fell incomplete in the end zone.

Heinicke had another strong game, completing 23 of 33 passes for 290 yards, with three touchdowns and no interceptions.

For the Falcons, Cordarrelle Patterson did a little of everything, leading the team in rushing yards, receiving yards and kick return yards, and scoring three receiving touchdowns. But it wasn’t enough.

In one of the most controversial plays of the day, Chase Young appeared to have sacked Matt Ryan on fourth down, only to have the Falcons get an automatic first down when the officials ruled that Young illegally delivered a blow to Ryan’s helmet.

That game will generate plenty of discussions about the officiating, but in the end Washington found a way to win to improve to 2-2. Atlanta falls to 1-3.

14 responses to “Washington escapes Atlanta with a win

  1. What about the Washington catch and fumble that was ruled incomplete? Turning upfield with the ball is an act common to football so he had sufficient time in possession.

  2. That roughing the passer penalty on Young should have the league take a good hard look at the absurdity that QB protection has become.

  3. I’m still tied with Chase Young for sacks this year. Feeling pretty good about my performance so far!

  4. Falcons had to beat the reds too as mclaurin definitely fumbled it and a pass interference call where flag was thrown and picked up. Refs control another outcome of a game in NFL.

  5. Falcons had to beat the refs too as mclaurin definitely fumbled it and a pass interference call where flag was thrown and picked up. Refs control another outcome of a game in NFL.

  6. They will never recover from that 28-3 Terrible team and you can fire the coach tonight too! he stinks, not a leader of men.

  7. I don’t know what the future holds for Taylor Heinicke but the guy is fun to watch and has some stones unlike a certain stat padder that used to play in Washington.

  8. That roughing the passer call has me seriously reconsidering watching football. Defenders need to be allowed to play. They’ve practically legislated defense out of the game and I’m at my wits end man. I used spend 1pm to 12am watching football on Sunday. Now I can barely get through one game. I’m tired of watching games and waiting to see if there is a flag any time a QB or WR gets breathed on.

  9. Neither the Redskins or Falcons fans can be happy with the officiating in this one. The refs called three bad penalties that allowed the Falcons to score 3 TDs then turned around and gave the Redskins a slew of make-up calls that allowed them to come from behind.

  10. Earlier this week Ron Rivera said he wanted Heinicke to play like a game manager…..Heinicke proceeds to go full blown “hold my beer” with that “heave up a prayer” TD pass to Mclaurin and the throw across the field to Mckissic lol…both of which resulted in tds

  11. “Falcons had to beat the reds too as mclaurin definitely fumbled it and a pass interference call where flag was thrown and picked up. Refs control another outcome of a game in NFL.” Keep crying boyshole. Btw, who are “the reds?”

  12. They will never recover from that 28-3 Terrible team and you can fire the coach tonight too! he stinks, not a leader of men.

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    Lifetime Falcons sufferer here. If I could give this comment 2 thumbs up, I would.

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