1:00 PM ET, December 3, 2006
FedEx Field, Landover, MD
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- The big defensive lineman rumbled 41 yards until he ran out of gas. The rookie running back had plenty of fuel -- enough to embarrass a would-be tackler near the end of a 69-yard touchdown run.
|Scouts Inc.'s take ...|
The Falcons game plan was simple -- they lined up and attacked the Redskins' front seven with a combination of running backs Warrick Dunn and Jerious Norwood (right) to set-up their quick controlled passing attack. Even though QB Michael Vick had only 16 attempts, he was able to the exploit the Redskins secondary with two touchdown passes.
Defensively, the Falcons did a great job in passing situations of pressuring the interior of the Redskins offensive line with multiple zone pressures, which created outside rush lanes for blitzing linebackers and safeties. This allowed the Falcons to put a lot of pressure on quarterback Jason Campbell and disrupted the flow and rhythm of the Redskins passing attack.
Michael Vick has 929 rush yards this season, 57 yards shy of Bobby Douglass's record for most rush yards by a QB in a single season.
|** through 12 games|
Atlanta kicker Morten Andersen moved one field goal behind Gary Anderson for most field goals made in NFL history against the Redskins.
Gibbs cut his right hand trying to go through a door in the locker room area after the game. He dabbed at the blood with a towel during his postgame news conference. ... Shaun Suisham, signed from the practice squad Saturday, handled all of the Redskins' kicking duties. He missed his only field-goal attempt, a 50-yarder. ... T.J. Duckett, traded by Atlanta to Washington during training camp, had four carries for 9 yards.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.4||5.1|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-2||1-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||6:58||Ladell Betts, 8 yd run (Shaun Suisham kick is good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 69 yds, 5:20
|TD||2:52||Santana Moss, 42 yd pass from Jason Campbell (Shaun Suisham kick is good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 70 yds, 3:05
|FG||7:47||Morten Andersen 34 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 11 plays, 73 yds, 5:01
|TD||2:26||Alge Crumpler, 16 yd pass from Michael Vick (Morten Andersen kick is good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 60 yds, 2:01
|TD||10:38||Michael Jenkins, 22 yd pass from Michael Vick (Morten Andersen kick is good)|
Drive info: 2 plays, 25 yds, 0:43
|TD||12:26||Jerious Norwood, 69 yd run (Morten Andersen kick is good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 98 yds, 3:07