Flags, injuries, bad 'D' hurt Skins in 38-14 loss to Falcons

  • Flags, injuries, bad 'D' hurt Skins in 38-14 loss to Falcons

Flags, injuries, bad 'D' hurt Skins in 38-14 loss to Falcons

Signed to a five-year, $40 million contract in the offseason, Richardson will finish his first season in Washington with 20 receptions for 262 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Atlanta Falcons tight end Austin Hoopaer goes airborne to make a reception while defended by Washington Redskins safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix during Atlanta's 38-14 win at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., on November 4. Gruden said Friday there was no timeline on Williams' return.

Getting back to.500 before the bye week was huge, but when seeing how the Eagles still trailed the Washington Redskins in the NFC East by two games shows just how important each game will be during the final two months of the 2018 season.

Meanwhile, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan completed 26 of 38 passes for 350 yards and four touchdowns.

The absences of Crowder and Thompson will give Richardson and Bibbs, assuming they play.

"He's done it before", Gruden said of Nsekhe.

Washington then punted after its possession was derailed by penalties: one for taunting on Doctson, another for unsporstmanlike conduct on Moses, and a holding call on Pro Bowl right guard Brandon Scherff (who soon exited with a hurt left shoulder, joining starters Lauvao and left tackle Trent Williams, who had thumb surgery last week, on the sideline).

"It wasn't the preparation, just the executing", Washington safety D.J. Swearinger said.

"Got to be better", Swearinger said.

Penalties also damaged Washington's opportunities as they committed 10 penalties for 147 yards.

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. 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. Dunbar left twice with leg injuries.

Falcons: Aim for their fourth win in a row when they visit the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. They'll be on the road this week to play the Washington Redskins on Sunday, and their away-game-reputation precedes them.