Atlanta Falcons: Five keys to beat the Washington Redskins

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5) Play mistake free football

Dec 15, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) passes the ball against the Washington Redskins during the second quarter at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The last time these two teams played in 2013, Washington turned the ball over seven times. Yes, seven times. The Falcons are tied for second in the NFL with just two turnovers in 2015, both of which came in week 1. The Redskins have seven turnovers and a negative four turnover differential. The Falcons are plus six on the year which is also tied for second in the NFL.

If the Falcons are able to play mistake free football on Sunday, there is no reason why the Falcons shouldn’t win this game with ease. The Falcons have both a better offense and defense than Washington and will be playing at home with roughly 70,000 fans rooting for them. That’s always a plus.

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