The Atlanta Falcons defeated the Washington Redskins 23-17 Thursday night at the Georgia Dome. Matt Schaub completed 10 out of 15 passes for 179 yards. Rookie wide-receiver J.D. McKissic ran back the 2nd half kickoff 101 yards for a touchdown. Also, Dwight Freeney did not play in the first preseason game, however Falcons Head Coach Dan Quinn said he will likely play in the team’s second preseason game next Thursday in Cleveland.