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    The Atlanta Falcons are perfect.Whens the last time you could say that on Columbus Day? Whens the last time you could say that after five games of the NFLseason?MORE: Ranking the unbeatens| Can Kirk Cousins make ‘Skins good?| K Matt Bryant hits BOTH uprightsIf you know the answer to that question, you are a serious student of Falcons history, and so youre probably thrilled the team has gotten this deep into the season without a defeat for the second time in the past four years LaDainian Tomlinson Jersey .Here they are again, these Falcons, 5-0 and loving football life following a 25-19 overtime victory Sunday over Washington. It was no artistic succe s, and even quarterback Matt Ryan was admitting so afterward, but given that the entire 2014 season produced only one more victory than the first five weeks of this one, there will be no apologies.The Falcons, whose 8-0 start in 2012 remains the teams standard, got here on a day when it seemed most every hero was also some sort of zero, starting with cornerback Robert Alford, who provided the game-winning score on an interception return that covered 59 yards on the seventh scrimmage play of overtime. Alford, in his Brandon Mebane Jersey third season, had committed a pa s interference penalty in regulation that cost the Falcons 42 yards and allowed the Skins to pull ahead, 13-12, on a 2-yard touchdown run by Matt Jones.Alford picked off a pa s by Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins near the left sideline, so near it he nearly stepped out of bounds following the interception. But Alford kept his balance and had no interference from the Skins as hedashed for the winning score.On a day when Julio Jones could barely run and could hardly catch, one thing he was capable of doing is picking the football off the ground. And so he found a way to be a hero.Jones had one of his most miserable footballing days in years save for that Monday evening in 2013 when he broke his foot and mi sed the remainder of the season but he still scored perhaps the most important touchdown by gathering a teammates fumble that bounced to him in the end zone. Jones also managed two key catches on the touchdown drive that rescued Atlanta in the final 2:38 of regulation.Jones was targeted 10 times Derek Watt Jersey by quarterback Matt Ryan, but his own drops, Ryans occasional inaccuracy, some heavy pre sure by the Skins pa s rush and intensive coverage aimed in Jones direction led to only five completions for 67 yards. The leading receiver in the NFL entering the day, but bothered by a hamstring injury that had him listed as questionable on the injury report, Jones added to his total and even made those clutch plays, but he never looked like a dominant player.PHOTOS: Best of Week 5 | NFL’s craziest fansThe Atlanta player who did was second-year running back Devonta Freeman, who rushed for 153 yards on 27 carries and scored a touchdown to dig the Falcons out of a 16-12 defict with 24 seconds remaining. But Freeman also managed twice to avoid grabbing the spotlight before the Falcons dared to hand him the football onfirst-and-goal from the 6 with about a half-minute and only one timeout remaining.Freeman had fumbled at the 3-yard-line with 9:14 left, the ball rolling forward to where Jones grabbed it for a score that put Atlanta ahead, 12-7.And with the Falcons trying to mount a game-winning drive, he dropped the ball after extending it forward over the goal line for a potential touchdown. Initially called a score, the ruling was reversed because Freeman had failed to complete the catch after going to the ground.Under that circumstance, it was almost shocking to see Ryan give the ball to Freeman after accepting a shot-gun snap and i suing a quick fake. Freeman ran to his right, broke a tackle from Skins linebacker Keenan Robinson and forced his way into the end zone.Washington (2-3) drove 46 yards in the final 24 seconds for a game-tying 52-yard Junior Seau Jersey field goal from Dustin Hopkins, which was kind of a miserable effort by the Falcons D.But they, too, turned it around when it counted most.

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