NFL Week 6 Game Recap: Washington Commanders 24, Atlanta Falcons 16

2T1W338 Washington Commanders quarterback Sam Howell (14) works under pressure by Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Calais Campbell (93) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2023, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

In a game that came down to the wire, the Washington Commanders secured a 24-16 road win over the Atlanta Falcons. The win brings the Commanders’ record to 3-3, while the Falcons drop to 3-3.

Offensive spotlight: Commanders quarterback Sam Howell deserves the credit for this game. The Washington quarterback finished the day 14-for-23 with 151 passing yards, three passing touchdowns and no interceptions

Defensive Spotlight: We’re giving the defensive spotlight to the Falcons' entire defensive line. Calais Campbell, Bud Dupree, Grady Jarrett and Arnold Ebiketie each got at least one sack, with Dupree and Ebiketie recording a sack and a half each.

Rookie spotlight: Falcons rookie running back Bijan Robinson was used quite a bit as both a runner and receiver. He finished the game with five catches on eight targets for 43 receiving yards and 37 rushing yards on 13 carries.

Box Score

Passing
Washington Commanders
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Sam Howell 18.3 14 / 23 151 6.6 3 0 5 119.8
Atlanta Falcons
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Desmond Ridder 22.1 28 / 47 307 6.5 2 3 3 66.5
Rushing
Washington Commanders
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Sam Howell 18.3 4 3 0.8 0 4 0
Curtis Samuel 14.2 1 0 0.0 0 0 0
Brian Robinson Jr. 13.6 10 31 3.1 0 9 0
Antonio Gibson 8.6 3 15 5.0 0 9 0
Chris Rodriguez Jr. 2.3 4 23 5.8 0 13 0
Atlanta Falcons
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Desmond Ridder 22.1 2 18 9.0 0 13 0
Bijan Robinson 13.0 13 37 2.8 0 9 0
Tyler Allgeier 5.1 13 51 3.9 0 11 0
Cordarrelle Patterson 1.6 1 0 0.0 0 0 0
Receiving
Washington Commanders
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT YPR TD
Curtis Samuel 14.2 4 4 42 10.5 10.5 1
Terry McLaurin 14.1 11 6 81 7.4 13.5 0
Brian Robinson Jr. 13.6 2 2 25 12.5 12.5 1
Antonio Gibson 8.6 1 1 1 1.0 1.0 1
Logan Thomas 1.2 1 1 2 2.0 2.0 0
Dyami Brown 0.0 1 0 0 0.0 0.0 0
Jahan Dotson 0.0 1 0 0 0.0 0.0 0
Atlanta Falcons
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT YPR TD
Drake London 24.5 12 9 125 10.4 13.9 0
Kyle Pitts 14.3 6 4 43 7.2 10.8 1
Jonnu Smith 13.6 5 4 36 7.2 9.0 1
Bijan Robinson 13.0 8 5 43 5.4 8.6 0
Mack Hollins 7.1 4 3 41 10.2 13.7 0
Tyler Allgeier 5.1 1 0 0 0.0 0.0 0
MyCole Pruitt 1.9 2 1 9 4.5 9.0 0
Cordarrelle Patterson 1.6 1 1 6 6.0 6.0 0
Scotty Miller 1.4 2 1 4 2.0 4.0 0
KhaDarel Hodge 0.0 1 0 0 0.0 0.0 0
Van Jefferson 0.0 2 0 0 0.0 0.0 0
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