Falcons CB Asante Samuel vs. Redskins WR Pierre Garcon: Falcons opponents are staying away from Samuel. He doesn’t have an interception and has just one pass defensed, but he has 17 tackles. The Redskins are trying to work Garcon back into the operation after he missed two games. The speedster has averaged 25.8 yards per catch. He has an 88-yard touchdown reception, the longest in the NFL this season.
Falcons WR Roddy White vs. Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall: The two battled in Falcons practices for three seasons before Hall was traded to Oakland. White is coming off a big game against Carolina where he had eight catches for 169 yards and two touchdowns, including the key 59-yard grab in the game-winning drive. Hall had an interception last week against Tampa Bay.
Falcons RT Tyson Clabo vs. Redskins OLB Ryan Kerrigan: Clabo had a rough day against Carolina’s well-rested Charles Johnson last week. The Panthers hadn’t played in 10 days, and Johnson was full of energy as he registered 3.5 sacks and five quarterbacks hits against the Falcons. Kerrigan had a sack last week and is aiming for his fifth game with at least half of a sack. He had a solid rookie campaign in 20011 as he finished second on the team with 7.5 sacks. He has 3.5 sacks and has knocked down seven passes this season.