Falcons Move to 4-4 After Win At Washington

Written by: JT Jackson (@jtj1996) One month ago the Atlanta Falcons were 1-3 and looked like a team that would be nowhere near the playoffs. However, with a 4-4 record after a sound beating of the Washington Redskins in the nation's capitol on Sunday the Atlanta falcons now find themselves right back in the wild card hunt. The falcons are currently seventh in the NFC and at the midway point of the season appear to be playing their best football. On Sunday the Falcons had their best defensive performance of the season when the held Washington to only 14 points. Foye Oluokun led the defense with five solo tackles and was a consistent presence in the Washington back field. Safety Damontae Kazee recorded an interception with about seven minutes left to seal the game for Atlanta. This kind of showing against a division leader might be exactly what this injury plagued Falcons defense needed to propel them into the second half of this season. The defense was not the only part of this Falcon team that may have found their “mojo” on Sunday. As, Atlanta’s offense flexed some serious muscle as well. The unit was perfect on third down conversions heading into half time and was able to have success on the ground and through the air. Matt Ryan was 26-38 passing for 350 yards and 4 touchdowns. The only blemish came in the second quarter when Ryan threw an interception while trying to find Calvin Ridley in Washington territory on what appeared to be a mis-ran route by the rookie receiver. Sunday’s performance also marked Ryan’s 50th 300 yard game in his career which is the 12th most in NFL history. The real feel good [...]