Albert Haynesworth — Showed off his game face, encroached on the first play and then again on 4th-and-1 all in the opening drive, which resulted in a touchdown. Also committed a personal foul during the sideline melee, but he had to do something. Someone did.
The offensive line — Short circuited the offense before it could even begin. Also allowed five sacks in the first half, which tied a Falcons record.
The receivers — Fred Davis dropped a pass that turned into a pick-six, Santana Moss dropped three passes and Devin Thomas dropped another.
The defense — Atlanta got what it wanted to get to 24-3, offense came back to get to 24-17 and then the defense allowed an insta-TD. Game over.
LaRon Landry — More of the same: missed tackles, poor angles, late hits.
DeAngelo Hall — Talks like a bitch, tackles like a bitch.
Clinton Portis — Knocked out with a concussion.
Reed Doughty — Lined up offsides on a punt, resulting in a first down.
Justin Tryon — Got 15 yards for running out of bounds on punt coverage.
Todd Yoder — Recorded the rare TD reception-blonde mohawk-“his wife used to be a professional football player” hat trick.
Jason Campbell — Was knocked out twice, but played well. Take out the drops and he was 20-22, 200+ yards, one TD and zero INT. Also ran for three first downs. Can’t ask for more than that, all things considered.
Ladell Betts — Scored a TD, averaged 4.7 yards. It was like ’06 out there!
Rocky McIntosh — Made a nice pick, the first by anyone other than Hall.
Marko Mitchell — Preseason star gets some PT, catches two balls.
Brian Orakpo — Recorded two sacks; has 5.5 on the season.
Knob Creek — It helps.
Kenny, Moose and Goose — Credit where credit’s due: They called a good game. Moose caught Doughty’s offsides before the snap. Goose called Haynesworth out for not getting into the three-point stance. They nailed Landry for awful tackling, and acknowledged that Campbell is less to blame than the offensive line and receivers. Elementary stuff, sure, but an improvement over the Monday Night crew from two weeks ago.
Mike Sellers — Caught a 47-yarder, gave up a sack on the next play. Made another first down, picked up a false start.
Shaun Suisham — Nailed a 48-yarder (still perfect). Kickoffs are ugly.
Rock Cartwright — Got some carries, didn’t do anything with them. Still, he’s just about the only player left to root for.