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.
Just as the Redskins appeared poised to score on third-and-goal from the three-yard line, fate - or rather, Sean Weatherspoon - intervened a laid a nasty, but legal, hit on Robert Griffin III to force a field goal attempt.
Meanwhile, the Falcons got some good injury news. Center Todd McClure and safety William Moore are both active after being listed as questionable on Friday. However, fullback Lousaka Polite and tight end Michael Palmer will not play.
The Atlanta Falcons head on the road looking to improve to 5-0. Their defense will need to contend with another option-heavy offense, this time lead by RG3, while Matt Ryan and the offense should have plenty of opportunity against a soft Washington s
The Washington Redskins and the Carolina Panthers have similar option-heavy ground games. The Atlanta Falcons hope the nearly 200 yards they gave up to the Panthers help them fare better against Washington.
The Washington Redskins will not have safety Brandon Meriweather when they host the Atlanta Falcons in Week 5, and they'll be without cornerback Cedric Griffin as well. The team released its full injury report on Friday.