Falcons rookie safety Richie Grant got his arms around Carter, but he ran threw the tackle attempt and race up the left side of the field for the touchdown. The extra point was missed as Washington to a 19-17 lead.
The Falcons answered with Patterson’s third touchdown grab. He ran a fade route and high-pointed the ball over Washington cornerback Kendall Fuller. The Falcons’ two-point conversion was unsuccessful to make the 23-19.
Patterson had a total of four touchdowns over the pass two seasons with Chicago.