Commanders outrun Falcons, intercept Mariota in 19-13 win

Washington Commanders cornerback Kendall Fuller (29) celebrating his interception against the...
Washington Commanders cornerback Kendall Fuller (29) celebrating his interception against the Atlanta Falcons with his teammates near the end of the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022, in Landover, Md. Washington won 13-19. (AP Photo/Jessica Rapfogel)(Jessica Rapfogel | AP)
Published: Nov. 28, 2022 at 8:05 AM EST
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LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Taylor Heinicke threw for two touchdown passes in a run-heavy game in the rain to help the Washington Commanders beat the Atlanta Falcons 19-13 for their fifth win in six games since he took over as starting quarterback.

Kendall Fuller intercepted Marcus Mariota in the end zone with 58 seconds left to help the Commanders improve to 7-5.

It’s Washington’s best record through 12 games since 2008.

Commanders rookie running back Brian Robinson Jr. ran for a career-high 105 yards and caught one of Heinicke’s TD pass. The Falcons lost for the third time in four games.