Washington Redskins vs. Atlanta Falcons

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Game Information
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium Atlanta, Georgia
Attendance: 70,126

ATLANTA (AP) If Case Keenum is still the leader in Washington's quarterback competition, rookie Dwayne Haskins at least gave coach Jay Gruden more to think about.

Haskins led Washington to three second-half scoring drives, including two set up by Atlanta's lost fumbles while attempting to field punts, and the Redskins took a 19-7 preseason win over the Falcons on Thursday night.

Keenum played the first half and lost a fumble, which helped the Falcons lead 7-6 at halftime.

Haskins, the first-round draft pick from Ohio State, completed 7 of 13 passes for 74 yards in the second half.

"I'm excited to see Dwayne make some throws from the pocket," Gruden said. "I like some things Case did. Obviously the turnover was disturbing. But other than that I think he moved the ball pretty well and did some good things. They both have done some good things this preseason."

Colt McCoy, Washington's third contestant in the quarterback competition, is still recovering from a broken right leg suffered in 2018.

Keenum, Denver's starter in 2018 after spending most of 2017 starting at Minnesota, said he's not anxious to have a starter named for the regular season.

"I don't necessarily need to be told, I guess you could say," Keenum said. "I'm fine with however things go. I went pretty much the entire season with the Vikings not being told I was going to start until Wednesday of that week's practice and we won 13 games that year, so that worked out all right."

Keenum completed 9 of 14 passes for 101 yards but his lost fumble when he was sacked by Deadrin Senat set up a second-quarter touchdown for Atlanta. Takk McKinley recovered the fumble and ran 17 yards to the Washington 33. Ito Smith's 5-yard touchdown run gave the Falcons a 7-3 lead.

Atlanta's Matt Ryan played the full first half in his most extended playing time of the preseason and completed 9 of 14 pass for 74 yards. He was perfect in the first quarter, when he completed each of his eight passes for 60 yards.

Veteran backup Matt Schaub was held out as Danny Etling became the latest third-string quarterback to play in the preseason. Matt Simms was held out with an undisclosed injury. Simms was signed after Kurt Benkert was lost with a toe injury.

The Falcons signed Etling last week after he was released by New England. Etling's lack of familiarity with the Falcons playbook showed as he struggled to move the offense in the second half and was dropped by two sacks .

Specials teams mistakes helped drop Atlanta to 0-4 in the preseason. Rookies Marcus Green and Olamide Zaccheaus lost fumbles inside the Atlanta 20 when trying to field punts in the third quarter. Each turnover set up short Redskins scoring drives led by Haskins.

Green's lost fumble, recovered by Washington's Troy Apke, set up Samaje Perine's 3-yard scoring run for a 13-7 lead.

Zaccheaus couldn't catch Tress Way's next punt, and the recovery by Robert Davis set up Dustin Hopkins' 23-yard field goal. Hopkins also made field goals from 48, 29 and 40 yards.

Running back Kenjon Barner, who may be Atlanta's primary return specialist, did not play because of an undisclosed injury. "Barner is the one that will lead the way," coach Dan Quinn said when asked about his plan to address the situation.

INJURY REPORT

Redskins: TE Jordan Reed left the game in the second half with a possible concussion. TE Matt Flanagan (hand) was listed as questionable in the fourth quarter. ... CB Fabian Moreau (ankle) and LB Shaun Dion Hamilton (chest) did not play.

Falcons: TE Jaeden Graham (knee) was declared out in the second quarter. CB Taveze Calhoun was helped off the field and then carted to the locker room in the fourth quarter with a possible concussion. DT Justin Zimmer (foot), FB Ricky Ortiz (ankle) and DT Ra'Shede Hageman (neck) were listed as questionable.

GUICE RUNS STRONG

Washington running back Derrius Guice ran for 44 yards in his first game since a knee injury in the 2018 preseason ended his rookie season.

"He made a 5-yard run a 9-yard run and so on," Keenum said. "He made some really good cuts in a lot of traffic."

PRESEASON DROUGHT

The Falcons suffered their 12th straight preseason loss. They last won on Sept. 1, 2016, against Jacksonville.

JUST FOR KICKS

Atlanta's Giorgio Tavecchio, who missed two 42-yard field goal attempts in last week's 22-10 loss to the New York Jets, was wide left on a 39-yarder in the first quarter. The Falcons may be forced to look for help at the position. "Like everything we are going to evaluate that spot," Quinn said.

NEXT UP

Redskins: Washington will return home to play Baltimore in its final preseason game next Thursday night.

Falcons: Atlanta will conclude its five-game preseason schedule when it visits Jacksonville next Thursday night.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Redskins Falcons
04:03 Dustin Hopkins 48 yd FG 3 0

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Redskins Falcons
06:09 Ito Smith 5 yd run (Giorgio Tavecchio kick) 3 7
01:21 Dustin Hopkins 29 yd FG 6 7

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Redskins Falcons
11:33 Samaje Perine 3 yd run (Dustin Hopkins kick) 13 7
01:59 Dustin Hopkins 23 yd FG 16 7

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Redskins Falcons
08:21 Dustin Hopkins 40 yd FG 19 7

Team Stats
  Washington Atlanta
1st Downs 16 17
Total Yards 280 235
Passing 172 80
Passing Completions/Attempts 16-27 11-20
Yards/Pass 6.1 3.6
Rushing 108 155
Rushing Attempts 28 36
Yards/Rush 3.9 4.3
Turnovers 2 3
Fumbles Lost 2 3
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Possession 28:36 31:24

Washington Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Case Keenum 9 14 101 7.2 0 0
Dwayne Haskins Jr. 7 13 74 5.7 0 0

Atlanta Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Matt Ryan 9 14 74 5.3 0 0
Danny Etling 2 6 19 3.2 0 0

Washington Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Derrius Guice 11 44 4.0 0 12
Chris Thompson 3 20 6.7 0 16
Craig Reynolds 5 19 3.8 0 6
Samaje Perine 4 16 4.0 1 5
Byron Marshall 4 11 2.8 0 6
Dwayne Haskins Jr. 1 -2 -2.0 0 -2

Atlanta Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Danny Etling 7 48 6.9 0 18
Qadree Ollison 12 42 3.5 0 8
Ito Smith 5 23 4.6 1 10
Tony Brooks-James 3 17 5.7 0 10
Matt Ryan 2 9 4.5 0 6
Brian Hill 4 7 1.8 0 6
Sharrod Neasman 1 6 6.0 0 6
Devonta Freeman 2 3 1.5 0 4

Washington Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Cam Sims 3 48 16.0 0 28
Kelvin Harmon 2 37 18.5 0 21
Jeremy Sprinkle 1 28 28.0 0 28
Josh Doctson 1 16 16.0 0 16
J.P. Holtz 1 12 12.0 0 12
Darvin Kidsy Jr. 2 11 5.5 0 6
Jordan Reed 1 10 10.0 0 10
Chris Thompson 2 4 2.0 0 7
Derrius Guice 1 4 4.0 0 4
Samaje Perine 1 3 3.0 0 3
Byron Marshall 1 2 2.0 0 2

Atlanta Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Justin Hardy 1 24 24.0 0 24
Mohamed Sanu 3 23 7.7 0 14
Olamide Zaccheaus 2 19 9.5 0 17
Calvin Ridley 1 9 9.0 0 9
Ito Smith 1 9 9.0 0 9
Devonta Freeman 1 6 6.0 0 6
Austin Hooper 1 2 2.0 0 2
Jaeden Graham 1 1 1.0 0 1

Washington Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Ryan Bee 4 1 0 0
Jon Bostic 4 1 0 0
Cassanova McKinzy 3 0 2 13
Landon Collins 3 1 0 0
JoJo McIntosh 3 1 0 0
Jeremy Reaves 3 0 0 0
Ryan Anderson 2 2 0 0
B.J. Blunt 2 3 0 0
Quinton Dunbar 2 0 0 0
Josh Harvey-Clemons 2 2 0 0
Jonathan Allen 1 1 0 0
Troy Apke 1 1 0 0
Jonathan Bonner 1 0 0 0
Austin Maloata 1 1 0 0
Jimmy Moreland 1 1 0 0
Montae Nicholson 1 0 0 0
Marcus Smith 1 0 0 0
Montez Sweat 1 1 0 0
Darrell Williams 1 1 0 0
Andrew Ankrah 0 1 0 0
Marquis Flowers 0 4 0 0
Deion Harris 0 0 0 0
Terry McLaurin 0 0 0 0
Da'Ron Payne 0 1 0 0
Jeremy Sprinkle 0 1 0 0

Atlanta Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Bruce Carter 3 0 0 0
Ricardo Allen 2 0 0 0
Jermaine Grace 2 2 0 0
Austin Larkin 2 0 0 0
Keanu Neal 2 2 0 0
Ryan Neal 2 0 0 0
Deadrin Senat 1 2 1 3
Yurik Bethune 1 1 0 0
Taveze Calhoun 1 0 0 0
John Cominsky 1 1 0 0
Chris Cooper 1 3 0 0
Kemal Ishmael 1 2 0 0
Grady Jarrett 1 0 0 0
Jalen Myrick 1 0 0 0
Sharrod Neasman 1 2 0 0
Del'Shawn Phillips 1 4 0 0
Jayson Stanley 1 0 0 0
De'Vondre Campbell 0 1 0 0
Adrian Clayborn 0 0 0 0
Jack Crawford 0 1 0 0
Ra'Shede Hageman 0 1 0 0
Ronald Martin 0 1 0 0
Chase Middleton 0 2 0 0
Durrant Miles 0 1 0 0
Jordan Miller 0 1 0 0
Chris Odom 0 1 0 0
Duke Riley 0 6 0 0
Jacob Tuioti-Mariner 0 3 0 0
Olamide Zaccheaus 0 0 0 0
Justin Zimmer 0 1 0 0

Washington Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

Atlanta Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

Washington Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Byron Marshall 2 36 18.0 0 19

Atlanta Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Marcus Green 1 25 25.0 0 25

Washington Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Greg Stroman 1 12 12.0 0 12

Atlanta Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Olamide Zaccheaus 1 0 0.0 0 0
Marcus Green 1 0 0.0 0 0

Washington Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Dustin Hopkins 4 4 100.0 48

Atlanta Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Giorgio Tavecchio 0 1 0.0

Washington Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Tress Way 3 155 56

Atlanta Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Matt Bosher 5 206 51