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Redskins-Falcons live blog: Falcons win 24-17; RG III hurt

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OR NOT: Cousins is picked. Falcons will win this one. III status is uncertain.

MONEY TIME: Redskins have no timeouts but the ball with 1:21 remaining.  I

NDSIDE TWO MINUTES: Cousins tosses a pick. Looks grim for Redskins.

FALCONS SCORE: Michael Turner rumbles ahead for a TD. Falcons 24-17 with 2:46 left..

WANING MINUTES: Falcons on the move. Fear the Ice Man (and the Turtle).

FOURTH QUARTER: Matt Bryant connects from 53 yards. Game tied at 17.

FOURTH QUARTER: Ryan is being Ryan. . .moving the Falcons into scoring territory.

WOW: Cousins to Santana Moss for 77-yard scoring pass. Redskins 17-14.

FOURTH QUARTER: Ryan to Julio Jones for 18-yard TD. Falcons 14-10.

THIRD QUARTER IS DONE: More importantly, is III? 

HELLO: Kirk Cousins in at QB for III.

III DOWN: Cundiff hits short FG to give Skins 10-7 lead but Griffin takes a big hit and heads to the locker room.

THIRD QUARTER: III runs for seven yards. First run of the game.

THIRD QUARTER: Field position, field position, field position.

JUST WONDERING: What's going to  be on your TV screen at 3 p.m.? 'Tis a pickle.

HALFTIME STATS: RG III has completed six of 10 passes for 52 yards while Ryan settled down and now stands 26-of-32 for 187 yards, a TD and a pick. Morris has been offensive key for Redskins, with 106 yards on six carries.

TOUCHDOWN:  Fade pass from Ryan to Gonzalez from the 3-inch line. 7-7.

FINAL SECONDS OF SECOND QUARTER: The Ice Man cometh, to the chagrin of Redskins fans. . .

SECOND QUARTER: We give you Billy Cundiff, boys and girls. He misses a chip-shot field goal attempt.

NOT SO FAST: TV heads are comparing Alfred Morris to Terrell Davis.

LATE SECOND QUARTER: This is "Matty Ice?" Redskins simply are schooling him. Hey, kudos to Jim Haslett.

SECOND QUARTER: Well, now. Ryan Kerrigan jumps a Ryan pass in the backfield for the quick-strike pick six. Redskins 7-0.

SECOND QUARTER: Some people would label this as high drama. This person will call it exactly the opposite.

SECOND QUARTER: It begins, but only after an initial quarter during which both teams went nowhere in a hurry. 0-0.

FIRST QUARTER: Tony Gonzalez -- still gettin' it done after all these years.

FIRST QUARTER: Ryan's being rattled  by the Redskins' pressure, and he just showed as much. But this guy makes adjustments on the fly as well as almost any counterpart in the league.

FIRST QUARTER: Whoa. Ryan overthrows a pass like, almost never. Skins catch a break.

Welcome to ABC7’s live blog of the 1 p.m. FedEx Field encounter between the Washington Redkins (2-2) and the unbeaten Atlanta Falcons (4-0). This one matches dynamic Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III against ice-in-his veins Falcons QB Matt Ryan.

Your writer is WJLA reporter Skip Wood, who spent the better part of 15 years covering the NFL for USA TODAY. Please feel free to drop Skip a comment swood@wjla.com or follow the blog on our Facebook page. http://on.fb.me/IvU5rQ

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