Week 5: Redskins vs. Falcons

Perhaps the most critical question entering Washington’s game Sunday against the 4-0 Atlanta Falcons is how well the Redskins’ beleaguered secondary will hold up against Matt Ryan and his potent passing attack. Ryan and Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III have identical completion percentages (69.4 percent), which ranks second in the NFL. However, Ryan has attempted 23 more passes and thrown for seven more touchdowns.

The Falcons won’t hesitate to try to spread the ball around Sunday against a Washington defense that has allowed an NFL-high 13 passing touchdowns. Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather will sit out his fifth game of the season Sunday. Cornerback Cedric Griffin also won’t play due to a hamstring injury. 

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We’ll post updates throughout. Enjoy the game.

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