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Falcons flex offensive muscles, blow out Redskins 38-14

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) Julio Jones set his sights on the end zone, twisted to break a tackle and lunged toward the promised land.

A swarm of teammates rushed over from the sideline, jumping around in jubilation to celebrate the end of the star receiver's 12-game touchdown drought.

Jones was back in the end zone where he belongs, and the Atlanta Falcons looked like the team they were predicted to be in a 38-14 blowout of the Washington Redskins on Sunday that extended their winning streak to three games.

''We're a brotherhood,'' said Jones, who made seven receptions for 121 yards and caught his first TD pass since Nov. 26, 2017.

''We support one another. If anybody scores, I'm trying to be the first one over there. Nobody hates on each other on this team. Everybody loves when other people go out here and excel and make plays.''

The Falcons (4-4) made plenty of plays in flexing their offensive muscles with the kind of balanced attack they've lacked in an injury-marred season that so far has failed to live up to expectations. Matt Ryan completed 26 of 38 passes for 350 yards and four touchdowns, including the 35-yard screen to Jones that set off a team-wide celebration.

Even though losing four of its first five games didn't give Atlanta much to celebrate, putting up 491 yards on Washington has players excited about their current position and what more they can accomplish this season.

''The start to the season was not what we were looking for, but we're halfway through it, we're 4-4 and we're in the mix,'' said Ryan, who had touchdown passes of 39 and 10 yards to running back Tevin Coleman and a 40-yarder to rookie receiver Calvin Ridley .

''The good football teams that I've been a part of in my career are the ones that have gotten better as the year's gone along. Halfway through, I think we're a better football team than we were at the start and we've got to keep it trending in that direction.''

Nowhere is that progress more evident than on the ground, where Coleman ran for 80 yards and Ito Smith had 66 yards and a rushing touchdown. The Falcons surpassed 100 yards rushing for the first time since Week 2.

''The big guys, they put the work in,'' said coach Dan Quinn, whose team didn't punt until midway through the third quarter and converted its first eight third-down opportunities. ''We know we are at our best when both the run game and our pass game are in balance. And today we had that, and the results were there.''

Atlanta's 30th-ranked defense did its part, too, holding Washington to 35 first-quarter yards and making a crucial stop after Ryan was picked off by Quinton Dunbar - just the quarterback's third interception this season.

The NFC East-leading Redskins (5-3) could blame poor tackling, ill-timed penalties and a series of injuries along the offensive line for the end of their three-game winning streak.

Already without left tackle Trent Williams after surgery to repair his dislocated right thumb, Washington lost left guard Shaun Lauvao to a left knee injury, right guard Brandon Scherff to a left shoulder injury and struggled to stop the Falcons when it mattered.

''It wasn't the preparation, just the executing,'' Washington safety D.J. Swearinger said. ''Got to be better. Got to be disciplined. Got to be disciplined in our efforts.''

Swearinger and other players blamed officials for part of the Redskins' disciplinary trouble that added up to 10 penalties for 147 yards.

Adrian Peterson was held to 17 yards on nine carries a week after rushing for 149 yards at the New York Giants. Alex Smith was 30 of 46 for 306 yards, an interception and a touchdown pass to Josh Doctson.

KAZEE'S PICK AND THROW

Falcons safety Damontae Kazee effectively ended any chances of a Redskins comeback when he picked off Smith with about seven minutes left. After the play, Kazee ran toward the corner of the stadium full of Falcons fans and did his best Ryan impression by throwing the ball to the top of the lower deck.

Kazee said he was trying to get the ball to his nephew in that corner of the stands and isn't worried about punishment.

''I get fined every week,'' Kazee said. ''I don't care.''

SMITH'S RUN

As inconsequential as Washington's ground game was, Smith had its longest gain of the day on a scramble that helped set up a touchdown. With Peterson blocking for him, the 34-year-old picked up 22 yards before being stopped on a crushing shoulder-to-shoulder hit from Brian Poole at the Atlanta 19.

INJURIES

Falcons: Calvin Ridley was cleared to return after being evaluated for a head injury. ... K Matt Bryant missed his second consecutive game with a right hamstring injury, and CB Robert Alford was out with an ankle injury, the first game he has missed since 2015.

Redskins: Played stretches without three-fifths of their starting offensive line and lost Lauvao to a potentially serious knee injury. Lauvao injured his left knee on the third play of the game, was taken off the sideline in a wheelchair and did not return. RT Morgan Moses injured his right knee in the first quarter before returning in the second. Coach Jay Gruden said Lauvao and Scherff would have MRIs Monday. ... Dunbar left twice with leg injuries. ... TE Jordan Reed left briefly with a neck injury.

UP NEXT

Falcons: Aim for their fourth win in a row when they visit the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

Redskins: Look to rebound at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

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Key Players
M. Ryan 2 QB
350 PaYds, 4 PaTDs, INT
36
FPTS
A. Smith 11 QB
306 PaYds, PaTD, INT, 22 RuYds
18
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 3:45
G.Tavecchio extra point is GOOD Center-J.Harris Holder-M.Bosher.
plays
yds
pos
38
14
Touchdown 3:45
M.Ryan pass short left to J.Jones for 35 yards TOUCHDOWN.
6
plays
56
yds
3:16
pos
37
14
Field Goal 7:13
G.Tavecchio 27 yard field goal is GOOD Center-J.Harris Holder-M.Bosher.
10
plays
72
yds
6:43
pos
31
14
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:15
D.Hopkins extra point is GOOD Center-N.Sundberg Holder-T.Way.
plays
yds
pos
28
14
Touchdown 2:15
K.Bibbs left end for 3 yards TOUCHDOWN.
9
plays
77
yds
3:42
pos
28
13
Point After TD 9:58
G.Tavecchio extra point is GOOD Center-J.Harris Holder-M.Bosher.
plays
yds
pos
28
7
Touchdown 9:58
M.Ryan pass short right to T.Coleman for 10 yards TOUCHDOWN.
8
plays
75
yds
5:02
pos
27
7
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:28
G.Tavecchio extra point is GOOD Center-J.Harris Holder-M.Bosher.
plays
yds
pos
21
7
Touchdown 0:28
M.Ryan pass short middle to C.Ridley for 40 yards TOUCHDOWN.
7
plays
75
yds
2:42
pos
20
7
Point After TD 3:10
D.Hopkins extra point is GOOD Center-N.Sundberg Holder-T.Way.
plays
yds
pos
14
7
Touchdown 3:10
A.Smith pass short left to J.Doctson for 2 yards TOUCHDOWN.
11
plays
80
yds
6:00
pos
14
6
Point After TD 9:10
G.Tavecchio extra point is GOOD Center-J.Harris Holder-M.Bosher.
plays
yds
pos
14
0
Touchdown 9:10
I.Smith left tackle for 12 yards TOUCHDOWN.
9
plays
86
yds
4:19
pos
13
0
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 9:46
G.Tavecchio extra point is GOOD Center-J.Harris Holder-M.Bosher.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 9:46
M.Ryan pass short left to T.Coleman for 39 yards TOUCHDOWN.
7
plays
81
yds
3:04
pos
6
0
Team Stats
Time of Pos 32:56 27:04
1st Downs 25 20
Rushing 6 5
Passing 17 15
Penalty 2 0
3rd Down Conv 10-13 5-13
4th Down Conv 0-0 2-2
Total Net Yards 491 366
Total Plays 64 64
Avg Gain 7.7 5.7
Net Yards Rushing 154 79
Rush Attempts 24 15
Avg Rush Yards 6.4 5.3
Net Yards Passing 337 287
Comp. - Att. 26-38 30-46
Yards Per Pass 8.9 6.2
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-13 3-19
Penalties - Yards 7-50 10-147
Touchdowns 5 2
Rushing TDs 1 1
Passing TDs 4 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 1 1
Punts - Avg 2-51.5 5-48.2
Return Yards 4 95
Punts - Returns 1-4 1-0
Kickoffs - Returns 0-0 5-95
Int. - Returns 1-0 1-0
Kicking 6/6 2/2
Extra Points 5/5 2/2
Field Goals 1/1 0/0
Red Zone Eff. 2-3 -67% 2-2 -100%
Goal to Go Eff. 1-1 -100% 2-2 -100%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Falcons 4-4 71471038
Redskins 5-3 077014
337 PASS YDS 287
154 RUSH YDS 79
491 TOTAL YDS 366
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
M. Ryan 2 QB
36
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
68.4% 350 4 1 121.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
70.8% 2685 19 3 115.1
M. Ryan 26/38 350 4 1 36
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
T. Coleman 26 RB
26
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 88 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
95 398 2
T. Coleman 13 88 0 16 26
I. Smith 25 RB
12
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 60 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
49 178 4
I. Smith 10 60 1 13 12
C. Ridley 18 WR
13
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 19 0
C. Ridley 1 6 0 6 13
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Jones 11 WR
18
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
10 7 121 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 60 933 1
J. Jones 10 7 121 1 35 18
C. Ridley 18 WR
13
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 6 71 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 33 463 7
C. Ridley 9 6 71 1 40 13
T. Coleman 26 RB
26
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 5 68 2
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 20 205 4
T. Coleman 7 5 68 2 39 26
M. Sanu 12 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 4 45 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 28 369 3
M. Sanu 5 4 45 0 16 4
A. Hooper 81 TE
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 41 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 36 362 2
A. Hooper 3 3 41 0 23 4
I. Smith 25 RB
12
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 4 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 13 99 0
I. Smith 2 1 4 0 4 12
M. Hall 17 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 127 1
M. Hall 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
F. Oluokun 54 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-13 0 0.0
F. Oluokun 5-1 0.0 0 0
D. Kazee 27 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
36-7 4 0.0
D. Kazee 4-1 0.0 1 0
B. Poole 34 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
37-9 1 2.0
B. Poole 4-1 0.0 0 0
B. Carter 55 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-3 0 0.0
B. Carter 4-2 0.0 0 0
S. Neasman 41 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 0.0
S. Neasman 4-1 0.0 0 0
D. Riley 42 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
29-16 0 0.0
D. Riley 3-2 0.0 0 0
D. Campbell 59 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
31-10 0 0.0
D. Campbell 3-1 0.0 0 0
I. Oliver 20 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-1 0 0.0
I. Oliver 3-1 0.0 0 0
J. Crawford 95 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-4 0 4.0
J. Crawford 3-0 2.0 0 0
J. Bethel 28 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-2 0 0.0
J. Bethel 2-1 0.0 0 0
D. Trufant 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
33-3 0 0.0
D. Trufant 2-0 0.0 0 0
J. Richards 29 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-6 0 0.0
J. Richards 2-0 0.0 0 0
G. Jarrett 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-12 0 3.0
G. Jarrett 1-2 1.0 0 0
K. Ishmael 36 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-3 0 0.0
K. Ishmael 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Jones 11 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Jones 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Senat 94 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-8 0 0.0
D. Senat 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Shelby 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
D. Shelby 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. Gage 83 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
R. Gage 1-0 0.0 0 0
K. Tandy 35 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
K. Tandy 0-2 0.0 0 0
E. Saubert 85 TE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
E. Saubert 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
G. Tavecchio 4 K
8
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 5/5
SEASON FG XP
4/4 7/7
G. Tavecchio 1/1 27 5/5 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
M. Bosher 5 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 51.5 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
28 44.8 10
M. Bosher 2 51.5 1 55
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Hardy 14 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 4.0 4 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
10 4.7 14 0
J. Hardy 1 4.0 4 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
A. Smith 11 QB
18
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
65.2% 306 1 1 82.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63.5% 1867 9 3 89.8
A. Smith 30/46 306 1 1 18
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
A. Smith 11 QB
18
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 22 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
35 119 1
A. Smith 1 22 0 22 18
K. Bibbs 46 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 20 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
13 56 2
K. Bibbs 3 20 1 13 9
S. Perine 32 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 20 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 25 0
S. Perine 2 20 0 11 2
A. Peterson 26 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 17 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
136 604 4
A. Peterson 9 17 0 11 2
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
M. Harris 13 WR
12
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
12 10 124 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 21 226 0
M. Harris 12 10 124 0 33 12
V. Davis 85 TE
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 5 62 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 15 232 1
V. Davis 7 5 62 0 20 6
J. Reed 86 TE
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 4 34 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 33 340 1
J. Reed 6 4 34 0 12 3
J. Doctson 18 WR
9
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 3 31 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 19 190 1
J. Doctson 6 3 31 1 24 9
A. Peterson 26 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 16 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 12 167 1
A. Peterson 3 3 16 0 8 2
P. Richardson 10 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 2 16 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 20 262 2
P. Richardson 6 2 16 0 11 1
K. Bibbs 46 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 15 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 64 1
K. Bibbs 1 1 15 0 15 9
S. Perine 32 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 8 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 5 0
S. Perine 3 2 8 0 8 2
M. Floyd 17 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 20 0
M. Floyd 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
M. Ioannidis 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-5 0 6.0
M. Ioannidis 6-1 1.0 0 0
H. Clinton-Dix 20 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
29-5 3 1.0
H. Clinton-Dix 5-2 0.0 0 0
Q. Dunbar 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
31-4 2 0.0
Q. Dunbar 5-1 0.0 1 0
J. Norman 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-16 1 0.0
J. Norman 3-3 0.0 0 0
Z. Brown 53 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
34-16 0 0.0
Z. Brown 3-0 0.0 0 0
M. Foster 54 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
40-29 0 0.0
M. Foster 3-2 0.0 0 0
J. Allen 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-12 0 4.0
J. Allen 3-0 0.0 0 0
M. Nicholson 35 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
27-12 0 0.0
M. Nicholson 3-1 0.0 0 0
R. Kerrigan 91 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-4 0 5.0
R. Kerrigan 2-0 1.0 0 0
J. Harvey-Clemons 40 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-4 0 1.0
J. Harvey-Clemons 2-1 0.0 0 0
D. Johnson 41 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
D. Johnson 2-1 0.0 0 0
P. Smith 94 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-8 0 0.0
P. Smith 1-0 0.0 0 0
P. McPhee 96 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
P. McPhee 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. Anderson 52 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-6 0 2.0
R. Anderson 1-0 0.0 0 0
F. Moreau 31 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-12 0 0.0
F. Moreau 1-3 0.0 0 0
D. Payne 95 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-10 0 3.0
D. Payne 0-1 0.0 0 0
J. Chesson 16 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
J. Chesson 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
D. Hopkins 3 K
2
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 2/2
SEASON FG XP
14/16 16/16
D. Hopkins 0/0 0 2/2 2
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
T. Way 5 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 49.0 4
SEASON NO AVG IN20
37 43.1 21
T. Way 5 49.0 4 62
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
G. Stroman 37 CB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 19.0 23 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 18.3 23 0
G. Stroman 4 19.0 23 0
K. Bibbs 46 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 19.0 19 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 19.0 20 0
K. Bibbs 1 19.0 19 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
G. Stroman 37 CB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 5.6 10 0
G. Stroman 1 0.0 0 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:49 ATL 19 3:04 7 81 TD
6:28 ATL 10 5:14 12 62 INT
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:29 ATL 14 4:19 9 86 TD
3:10 ATL 25 2:42 7 75 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 ATL 25 5:02 8 75 TD
6:55 ATL 23 0:58 3 6 Punt
2:15 ATL 25 1:38 3 5 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:52 ATL 19 6:43 10 72 FG
7:01 ATL 44 3:16 6 56 TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 WAS 25 2:10 3 -6 Punt
9:46 WAS 26 3:18 6 15 Punt
1:14 WAS 33 2:45 5 17 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:10 WAS 20 6:00 11 80 TD
0:28 WAS 22 0:28 3 33 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:58 WAS 23 3:03 7 3 Punt
5:57 WAS 23 3:42 9 77 TD
0:37 WAS 15 1:45 4 23 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
7:09 WAS 25 0:08 1 0 INT
3:45 WAS 26 3:45 15 54 Game