Falcons go 5-0, knock RG3 out in win over Redskins

Falcons go 5-0, knock RG3 out in win over Redskins
October 7, 2012, 4:26 pm
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Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez is stopped short of the goal line by Washington Redskins strong safety DeJon Gomes (24) and free safety Madieu Williams (41) and during the first half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md., Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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LANDOVER, Md. (AP) Michael Turner ran 13 yards for the go-ahead score with 2:46 to play, and the Atlanta Falcons knocked Robert Griffin III out of the game Sunday in a 24-17 win over the Washington Redskins.

The Falcons are 5-0 for the first time in franchise history.

Matt Ryan completed 34 of 52 passes for 345 yards as Atlanta handed Washington its eighth consecutive home loss.

Griffin left the game in the third quarter after being hit in the head on a sack by linebacker Sean Weatherspoon.

Kirk Cousins took over and threw a 77-yard touchdown pass to Santana Moss to give the Redskins a fourth-quarter lead, but the fourth-round pick also threw two interceptions in the final two minutes.

The Redskins fell to 2-3.