The offense was quick and efficient all game, but they weren't able to score at the same clip that they have all year. Once they finally got into a rhythm, they scored 17 points in the final quarter to finish off the Redskins.
The first play of the quarter, Rodgers caught the ball and ran it for the first down and the Redskins 15-yard line. Ryan hit Turner behind the line on a ball that went for a three-yard loss. On second-and 13, Ryan hit Julio Jones for an 18-yard touchdown pass.
Jason Snelling caught a short pass to open the next drive and gained nine yards; however, the Falcons chose to take a five yard penalty. On the 25-yard line, Ryan handed it to Turner for a tough four yards. On second-and-four, Turner took it another eight yards for the first down.
On first down, Ryan made a bad throw to Roddy White that was almost intercepted. On second down, Ryan hit Harry Douglas for a 19-yard pass and another first down. The next play, Ryan hit Gonzalez for another 13-yard catch.
From the 31-yard line, Turner got another three yards. On second-and-seven, Ryan got sacked after the play action to Turner. On third-and-14, Ryan's pass got deflected at the line by Barry Coefield to set up the 53-yard field goal attempt.
Turner opened up the next drive with a four yard gain. On second-and-six, Ryan hit Gonzalez for another catch and first down. On first-and-10 from the 48, Turner got stonewalled for just one yard. The very next play, Ryan hit Julio Jones for a huge play down to the 22-yard line.
Jason Snelling took the next first down play for another nine yards on a short pass. On second-and-one from the 13, Michael Turner found the huge hole for a crucial touchdown.
The final offensive drive of the game started with no-gain run to Turner followed by a one-yard Turner run. On third-and-nine from their own 41-yard line, Ryan got four yards on a running play but forced the punt with 1:30 left in the game.
The Falcons opened up the half with a Jason Snelling run for two yards. The Redskins got away with an easy pass interference call on second down to force the third down. On third down, Gonzalez got just a couple of yards to force the punt and a three-and-out.
The Falcons tried to hit Hawley again short for a quick pass, but he dropped it again. Ryan had a bad throw on second down to force a third-and-10 pass. Roddy White got the 17-yard catch for the first down. Turner gained another five yards on the ground right after.
Turner got no gain on the second down play to force yet another third-and-five. Matt Ryan ran for the first down on third down to extend the drive another set of downs. On first down, he missed Jacquizz Rodgers high, but then hit Gonzalez for a seven-yard gain to set up a third-and-three. On third down, Jacquizz Rodgers got stopped for a one-yard gain to force another punt.
Starting at the Redskins 47-yard line, Ryan hit Roddy White for a 20-yard catch to the 27-yard line. Michael Turner dropped the first down pass to set up a second-and-10 from the 27. Ryan hit Turner with the pass for five yards to close the quarter out.
Despite not having excellent field position to start, Ryan stepped up in the pocket and hit Tony Gonzalez for his fifth catch of the game and another first down. On first down, Ryan tried to dump it off to Joe Hawley, but then Hawley almost threw it away to the defense.
Gonzalez went back in and got the first down on the next play. Turner got another five yards on the very next first down. After a second down incompletion on a screen, Ryan made the worst throw that he has all year on a screen that was picked by Ryan Kerrigan for a touchdown.
On the first play after the interception, Ryan hit Julio Jones for an 11-yard catch. On the second play, Ryan hit Jones again for another five-yard gain. Turner got four yards on the second down play to give the Falcons a third-and-one at the 42.
On third down, Harry Douglas took an end-around for five yards and a fresh set of downs. The Falcons went with another end-around for a yard. On second down, Ryan handed it off to Turner for another eight yards. Jacquizz Rodgers took the third-and-short for a first down.
On first-and-10, Ryan tried hitting Julio Jones down the seam, but was innaccurate and the ball fell incomplete. On second down, Ryan hit Gonzalez again for a short gain that he turned into the first down. Ryan fumbled the snap on the very next play and it was given to the Redskins.
Right after the missed field goal, Ryan hit White over the middle of the field for a 20-yard gain to give the Falcons the ball at the 41-yard line heading into the two-minute warning. Right after the two minute warning, the Skins got called for a five-yard holding penalty.
On first down, Ryan hit Douglas on the sideline at the 39-yard line of the Redskins. Ryan hit Jones for another five yards and Jones made an excellent catch in mid-air and then dragged a defender for the first down.
Ryan went deep for Jones, but the Redskins safety knocked it away on a first-and-10. On second down, the Falcons went Iso-Jones for another eight-yard gain. On third-and two, from the 23-yard line, Ryan hit Gonzalez for another 22-yards to give the Falcons first-and-goal from the one-yard line. On the first down play, Tony Gonzalez got the touchdown pass from Ryan.
The Falcons started with a quick run by Turner and then followed it with a couple of short passes to Julio Jones. Then he hit Tony Gonzalez for yet another first down after a pair of passes. Turner had a pair of plays designed for him but one fell incomplete and the other was a five-yard run.
On the first third-and-five, Ryan hit Roddy White for a 12-yard gain. Ryan tried airing out a pass to Julio Jones but it was dropped. A short run by Jacquizz Rodgers led to yet another third down. On third-and-13 after a false start, Matt Ryan overthrew Harry Douglas to lead to a Falcons punt.
The second drive started with a short run by Michael Turner, and that was followed by a bad pass to Tony Gonzalez that fell incomplete. On third-and-eight, the ball went incomplete to Roddy White to force a three-and-out.
The third possession started with a nine-yard route to Tony Gonzalez to set up a short second down play. On second down, Turner got dropped for a two-yard loss to set up a third-and-three. On third-and-two from the 28-yard line, Ryan hit Gonzalez for his fourth catch of the game and a first down.
On the second set of downs, Ryan hit Tommy Gallarda for Gallarda's first reception of the season and to set up another short second down. After a quick throwaway, Ryan threw it to Julio Jones, but Jones was stopped before he could gain enough yardage for the first.down and they were forced to punt again.