Winning on the road in the NFL is never easy, and Sunday against the Redskins the Falcons gutted out a huge 24-17 win against a game Skins team to improve to 5-0 on the season.
It’s the first time in the history of the team they are 5-0, and Sunday they leaned on a future Hall of Fame TE to help get the job done.
Tony Gonzalez had a huge day receiving, catching 13 passes for 123 yards and a touchdown, while Julio Jones snagged 10 balls for 94 yards and a score. Matt Ryan threw for 345 yards, two touchdowns and one interception on 34-of-52 passing for Atlanta.
The game was put away when Michael Turner rumbled in from 13 yards out for the go-ahead score to put the Falcons up for good 24-17. Atlanta got help from their D as well, as CB Dunta Robinson and safety Thomas DeCoud both had picks in the win.
Turner was bottled up for most of the day, running for just 67 yards on 18 carries, but broke through for a 13-yard sprint to the end zone when it mattered most for the Falcons.
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