Atlanta Falcons: Five things we learned in win over Redskins

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2) Devonta Freeman is the real deal

Oct 11, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman (24) runs against Washington Redskins strong safety Trenton Robinson (34) during the second quarter at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

What is there to say about Devonta Freeman. He has been absolutely phenomenal in his three starts. Seven rushing touchdowns, 362 yards rushing and 177 yards receiving. Just wow.

Freeman is is the player with eight rushing TD’s in the 1st five team games of a season since 2005 (Shaun Alexander – 8 & LaDainian Tomlinson – 9)

Freeman rushed for a career-high 151 yards in the Falcons victory over the Washington Redskins and scored the go-ahead touchdown with 24 seconds remaining in fourth quarter. After an overturned receiving touchdown just two plays prior, Freeman took the hand off from Ryan into the end zone to give the Falcons the lead.

Freeman’s 197 total yards was without a doubt the reason the Falcons won this game.