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Falcons vs. Redskins 2012: Alfred Morris among highlights in loss

The Washington Redskins fought valiantly, but ultimately came up short against the undefeated Atlanta Falcons, losing 24-17 at FedEx Field on Sunday.

Washington stayed in the game throughout, but couldn't overcome Matt Ryan and company. Mike Shanahan's group appeared ready to pull off the upset, but it couldn't get over the hump late.

Unfortunately for the Redskins, Kirk Cousins had to replace Robert Griffin III due to a concussion in the third quarter. Cousins threw two interceptions, helping to seal the game for Atlanta.

Over at Hogs Haven, Parks Smith points out that while Washington lost, there was plenty good to take from the affair.

The Redskins high points of this game has to be the continued stellar play of rookie running back Alfred Morris, who once again eclipsed 100 yards, registering 135 total yards in the game. The other high point had to be the Redskins' defense, who was able to contain the high flying Falcons for most of the game. Matt Ryan did pass for 345 yards, but the Redskins' defense did keep them in the game throughout.

Washington will have a chance to rebound next week at home against the surprising Minnesota Vikings.