Skins vs Falcons: What You Need To Know

As the Redskins get set to take on the 4-0 Atlanta Falcons at 1pm today, here's some game day info you'll need to know.

The Redskins feature the NFL’s most prolific rushing attack, as the team’s 175.5 rushing yards per game average ranks first in the league. Quarterback Robert Griffin III and running back Alfred Morris are each tied for the league lead in rushing touchdowns with four. Griffin III and Morris are the first pair of rookie teammates in NFL history to each rush for four touchdowns over their team’s first four games, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Dating back to Week 17 of last season, the Redskins have had a positive turnover margin in five consecutive games. This Sunday, the Redskins will try to post a positive turnover differential in six consecutive games for the first time since posting a positive margin in nine consecutive games across Weeks 16-17 of the 1995 season and Weeks 1-7 of the 1996 season.

Who's Out.  Who's In.
Out for the Washington Redskins:
- No. 8 QB Rex Grossman
- No. 19 WR Dezmon Briscoe
- No. 20 CB Cedric Griffin
- No. 31 S Brandon Meriweather
- No. 55 LB Markus White
- No. 67 G Josh LeRibeus
- No. 73 G Adam Gettis
No. 15 Joshua Morgan is expected to start in place of No. 85 Leonard Hankerson at wide receiver.

Out for the Atlanta Falcons:
- No. 4 QB Dominique Davis
- No. 30 CB Terrence Johnson
- No. 45 FB Lousaka Polite
- No. 76 T Lamar Holmes
- No. 81 TE Michael Palmer
- No. 96 DE Jonathan Massaquoi
- No. 98 DE Cliff Matthews

No. 44 Jason Snelling is expected to start in place of No. 45 Lousaka Polite at fullback.

Skins Kick off October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Sunday's game will feature:
  • Game balls with pink ribbon decals used for every down and pink kicking tees
  • Pink equipment for players including: cleats, wristbands, gloves, sideline caps, helmet decals, captains’ patches, chin straps, shoe laces, skull caps, sideline towels, eye shield decals and quarterback towels
  • Pink coins used for the coin toss
  • Pink sideline caps for coaches and sideline personnel and pink ribbon pins for coaches and team executives
  • Pink caps, wristbands, whistles and pins for game officials
  • On-field pink ribbon stencils and wall banners
  • Pink goal post padding in end zones
  • Breast cancer awareness pompoms, shirts and wristbands for cheerleaders
Fans attending the Oct. 7 game will be welcomed by Mrs. Snyder and hundreds of Zeta Tau Alpha members distributing THINK-PINK!® ribbons and breast cancer awareness educational materials. Mrs. Snyder and ZTA started the campaign for breast cancer awareness in 1999. At the time, the Redskins were the only team in the league to participate.
Thirteen years later, 20 of the 32 teams in the NFL participate in the ZTA THINK-PINK!® campaign. With the founding and continuous support of Mrs. Snyder and the Washington Redskins, ZTA created a national model for its THINK-PINK!® breast cancer awareness and education campaign throughout the NFL.
On Oct. 25, Mrs. Snyder will be honored by the Men Against Breast Cancer organization with the Gloria Heyison Inspiration Award for her breast cancer awareness efforts.