The Washington Redskins decision to go for two backfired as the Redskins lose a nail biter to Atlanta.
Stat of the Day: The Redskins had seven giveaways.
Player of the Game: Brian Orakpo provided consistent pressure all day, tallying 1.5 sacks and eight tackles.
TURNING POINT: After the Redskins scored a touchdown with 22 seconds left; Mike Shanahan decided to go for the win but Washington wasn’t able to convert, resulting in a one-point loss.
The receiving corps- Aldrick Robinson and Pierre Garcon really bought their A game today. Nine different receivers had at least a catch today.
The defense- The Redskins have let one bad play or turnover snow ball all year into an ugly loss but the defense kept the game close and gave Washington a chance to win.
Santana Moss- Moss had a touchdown late but the two fumbles are hard to overlook.
Turnovers- Seven giveaways is unforgivable, if it wasn’t for a magnificent effort from the defense and a poor Falcons team it could’ve been a lot worse.
Going for two- Putting an entire game on one play is risky and if it doesn’t work it’s a bad decision.
The offense accounted for 476 total yards but turned over the ball entirely too much (six times). Atlanta scored 27 points, 20 of the points were off of turnovers.
The offense put the defense in a lot of tough situations but the defense held it’s own. Washington allowed just 243 yards and only allowed the Falcons to convert on 5/14 third downs.
Special Teams- C
With the exception of the muffed punt it was a decent day: Rocca averaged 52 yards per punt and Forbath was 2/2 on field goals.
Who’s next: The Redskins (3-11) come back home to play the Dallas Cowboys (7-7) next Sunday.