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Falcons Vs. Redskins, Week 5: Matt Ryan says Falcons 'didn't flinch'

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan credited his offense for "not flinching" during the second half of Atlanta's Week 5 victory over the Washington Redskins.

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The Atlanta Falcons' offense wasn't quite clicking in the first half of Sunday's Week 5 win over the Washington Redskins. Atlanta entered halftime tied with the Redskins at 7-7, but the Falcons would go on and win the game, improving to 5-0, winning 24-17 in Washington.

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is proud of his team, and is pleased that they "didn't flinch" in the second half -- despite struggling in the first half.

"We talked at halftime. We just needed to stay patient and continue to trust in the plays and needed to execute better. I think the first drive of the second half we got backed up. We did a good job of getting ourselves out, but we just couldn't make a play. We took a chance down the field and missed on Julio [Jones]. The biggest thing we did was we didn't flinch. We didn't play well in the first half, but we came back and played much better in the second half and that's what you need to do"

The offense certainly clicked well enough in the second half, when the Falcons outscored the Redskins, 17-10.

Atlanta will hope the offense clicks during all four quarters next Sunday, when the Falcons play host to the Oakland Raiders.

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