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2022 Commanders home game preview | Atlanta Falcons

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The Washington Commanders will have nine home games as part of the 2022 schedule, and Commanders.com will be breaking down each contest ahead of the release on NFL Network at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday. Here's everything you need to know about the Atlanta Falcons:

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ALL-TIME SERIES

  • Washington leads the regular season series, 15-10-1.
  • Washington will host Atlanta for just the second time in nine years.
  • Washington has played Atlanta once in the playoff. The matchup came in 1992, when Washington upended Atlanta, 24-7, on its way to a Super Bowl victory 22 days later.
  • Washington was 5-0-1 against Atlanta from 1966-77, including a 10-6 win in Week 2 of the 1977 season.
  • Washington claimed its first victory against Atlanta in 18 years during the 2021 season, when Taylor Heinicke led the team to a 34-30 win.
  • Memorable moment: Nov. 10, 1991: Mark Rypien threw for 442 yards and six touchdowns in a dominant 56-17 win over Atlanta.

In preparation for the Washington Commanders' 2022 season, here's a look at what the quarterbacks for each opponent, in no particular order, did during the 2021 season.

TEAM LEADERS (2021)

  • Passing Yards -- QB Matt Ryan (3,968)
  • Passing TDs -- QB Matt Ryan (20)
  • Rushing Yards -- RB Cordarrelle Patterson (618)
  • Rushing TDs -- RB Cordarrelle Patterson (6)
  • Receiving Yards -- TE Kyle Pitts (1,026)
  • Receiving TDs – RB Cordarrelle Patterson (5)
  • Tackles -- LB Foye Oluokun (192)
  • Sacks -- DE Dante Fowler Jr. (4.5)
  • Interceptions -- LB Foye Oluokun (3)

2021 RANKINGS

  • Total offense -- 29th (304.5)
  • Scoring offense -- 26th (18.4)
  • Passing offense -- 26th (218.4)
  • Rushing offense -- 31st (85.4)
  • Sacks allowed -- 19th (39)
  • Third-down offense -- T-18th (38.9%)
  • Total defense -- 26th (364.4)
  • Scoring defense -- 29th (27.0)
  • Passing defense -- 18th (232.5)
  • Rushing defense -- 27th (131.9)
  • Sacks -- 32nd (18)
  • Third-down defense -- 30th (48.4%)
  • Time of possession -- 29th (28:09)
  • Turnover differential -- 25th (-6)

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