Redskins vs. Falcons: Takeaways from Atlanta's 27-26 Win over Redskins

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Redskins vs. Falcons: Takeaways from Atlanta's 27-26 Win over Redskins
Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Falcons pulled out their fourth win of the season with a 27-26 victory over the Washington Redskins.

It was a game that went back and forth, helped quite a bit by seven Redskins turnovers. The Falcons managed to take advantage with most of their points coming off those changes of possession.

The Falcons ultimately pulled out the victory despite giving up a late scoring drive by Kirk Cousins in the final minutes thanks to Mike Shanahan's bold, yet questionable decision at the end of the game. Instead of opting for an extra point that could have tied the game and sent it into overtime, Shanahan went for the two-point conversion and the win, which failed due to a timely deflection by Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant.

The Falcons will hope this win can add some much needed momentum heading into the offseason if they can build off it with another win next week against the San Francisco 49ers. In order to take down an opponent as tough as the 49ers, they will need to build off the positives shown on Sunday and eliminate the negatives.

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