Washington Football Team (1-2) at Atlanta Falcons (1-2)

SUNDAY, OCT. 3, 2021 // 1:O0 PM ET // MERCEDES-BENZ STADIUM // REFEREE: CLAY MARTIN

 

ON THE AIRWAVES

TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Kugler, Mark Sanchez, Laura Okmin (field reporter)
SIRIUS: 85 (Was.), 83 (Atl.) | XM: 383 (Was.), 225 (Atl.) | SXM App: 831 (Was.), 801 (Atl.)

 

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY

LEADER: Washington leads all-time series, 14-10-1
STREAKS: Falcons have won past 6
LAST GAME: 11/4/18: Falcons 38 at Washington 14
LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/11/15: Falcons 25, Washington 19 (OT)

 

WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM LEADERS ATLANTA FALCONS

L 43-21 at Buffalo LAST WEEK W 17-14 at N.Y. Giants
Ron Rivera: 6-11 COACH VS. OPP. Arthur Smith: 0-0
22.3/30.7 PTS. FOR/AGAINST 16.0/31.3
318.7 OFFENSE 301.3
Taylor Heinicke: 59-85-670-5-3-97.7 PASSING Matt Ryan: 83-117-707-4-3-87.1
Antonio Gibson: 45-190-4.2-0 RUSHING Mike Davis: 36-137-3.8-0
Terry McLaurin: 19-231-12.2-1 RECEIVING Calvin Ridley: 20-175-8.8-1
432.0 DEFENSE 373.7
Jonathan Allen: 3 SACKS Dante Fowler: 2
William Jackson: 1 INTs –
-3 (2/5) TAKE/GIVE -2 (2/4)
Tress Way: 47.8 (43.0) PUNTING (NET) Cameron Nizialek: 45.0 (39.1)
Dustin Hopkins: 25 (7/7 PAT; 6/7 FG) KICKING Younghoe Koo: 16 (4/4 PAT; 4/4 FG)

 

WASHINGTON NOTES

• QB TAYLOR HEINICKE passed for 212 yards & 2 TDs vs. 2 INTs & had 1st-career rush TD in Week 3. Aims for his 3rd start in row with 2+ TD passes.

• RB ANTONIO GIBSON had 104 scrimmage yards, incl. career-long 73-yard rec. TD, his 1st-career TD catch, last week. Aims for his 5th in row with 70+ scrimmage yards. Has 8 TDs (7 rush, 1 rec.) in 8 career road games. RB J.D. MCKISSIC had 5 receptions in his last game vs. Atl. (11/20/17 w/ Sea.). Since 2020, ranks 2nd among RBs with 87 catches.

• WR TERRY MCLAURIN had 4 catches for 62 yards last week. Aims for his 4th in row with 60+ rec. yards. TE LOGAN THOMAS
had 4 receptions for 42 yards & 2nd rec. TD of season last week. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with rec. TD. Since 2020, ranks 4th among TEs with 84 receptions.

• DE CHASE YOUNG has TFL in 2 of his past 3. Has 7 TFL & 4 sacks in 10 career road games. DE MONTEZ SWEAT has sack in 2 of  his past 3 on road. Has 4 TFL in his past 4 on road. DT JONATHAN ALLEN has sack in 2 of his past 3. LB COLE HOLCOMB led team
with career-high 14 tackles & had TFL in Week 3, his 6th career game with 10+ tackles. Aims for his 10th in row on road with 6+ tackles. LB JON BOSTIC aims for his 7th in row on road with 6+ tackles. CB KENDALL FULLER had 10 tackles last week, his 2nd career game with 10+ tackles. Had PD in 2 of his past 3 on road. S KAMREN CURL had season-high 9 tackles in Week 3. Rookie CB BENJAMIN ST-JUSTE aims for his 3rd in row with PD.

 

FALCONS NOTES

• QB MATT RYAN passed for 243 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 111.2 rating last week. Has 2+ TD passes in 5 of his past 6 starts. Passed for 350 yards & 4 TDs vs. INT for 121.6 rating in last meeting. Has 275+ pass yards in 3 of his past 4 home starts vs. NFC East.

• RB MIKE DAVIS aims for his 4th in row with 60+ scrimmage yards. Had rush TD in his last game vs. Was. (12/27/20 w/ Car.). RB CORDARRELLE PATTERSON had 6 receptions for team-high 82 yards last week. Is 1 of 3 RBs (CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY & D’ANDRE SWIFT) with 150+ rec. yards (153) in 2021.

• WR CALVIN RIDLEY led team with 8 receptions & had 61 rec. yards in Week 3. Has 5+ catches in 10 consecutive games, 3rdlongest active streak. Aims for his 12th in row at home with 5+ receptions. Had 6 catches for 71 yards & rec. TD in last meeting. WR OLAMIDE ZACCHEAUS had 3rd-career rec. TD in Week 3. WR RUSSELL GAGE has 50+ rec. yards & TD catch in 2 of his past 3 at home. TE KYLE PITTS leads all rookie TEs in receptions (11) & rec. yards (139).

• LB DEION JONES had 13 tackles & TFL last week. Aims for his 4th in row at home with 10+ tackles. LB FOYESADE OLUOKUN led team & tied his career high with 14 tackles last week. Aims for his 9th in row with 6+ tackles. DT GRADY JARRETT had 1st sack of season in Week 3. Had sack in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Was. with TFL. LB DANTE FOWLER aims for his 3rd in row with sack & FF.