Found November 16, 2012 on
The Arizona Cardinals were on the decline going into their bye week, they had just lost five straight games and desperately needed a week off to regroup. The Falcons on the other hand just suffered their first loss of the year to the hot New Orleans Saints. If handled correctly, bye weeks can be a teams best friend in helping the players rest and recover, and giving the coaches extra time to game plan. This game should be interesting and here are my three predictions for the Sunday afternoon match-up between the Atlanta Falcons and the Arizona Cardinals.The Cardinals' secondary gives Matt Ryan trouble and shuts down Julio Jones. The Cardinals have one of the best pass defenses in the league and coming off their bye week should be prepared for Ryan and Company. The Cardinals' free safety, Kerry Rhodes, has really stepped up this year and teamed up with another veteran, Adrian Wilson, to cause havoc for opposing quarterbacks. The Cardinals did a good job stopping Tom Brady...
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The Falcons started 8-0 behind Matt Ryan and the Falcons offense. Is Ryan a legitimate MVP candidate?
We've entered the second half of the season and talk of league MVP will start heating up.
Here is a look at my MVP candidates by position:
Payton Manning - Manning not only switched teams but came back from neck surgery that caused him to miss all of...
TEMPE, Ariz. Theres no formula for lineup changes in the NFL. Injuries, aging veterans, not-quite-ready rookies and underperformers can all play a role in game-day alterations -- and all of those factors exist with the Cardinals.
Regardless of why, Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt has made it clear that change is occurring for the most important reason of all: Losing.
The Falcons lost a tough divisional game, I don't think anyone is surprised that they will not finish 16-0.
After a rough Week 10, I'm sitting at 92-54-1. Who wants to keep track of a bye.
Let's see if I can turn this around this week.
Arizona at Atlanta - The Cards need to get some production from the QB position if they want any chance to make playoff...
For the first time in three weeks the Atlanta Falcons have not ruled out linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, who was their leading tackler when he injured his ankle on Oct. 28, for Sundays game, instead listing Weatherspoon as questionable.
In addition, wide receiver Julio Jones, who has an ankle injury that he suffered last Sunday at New Orleans, also was listed as questionable. Neither...
Mike Jurecki of XTRA Sports reports that Cardinals RB Beanie Wells appears to be on track to be activated from IR and start Week 12′s game against the Rams.
Wells has been sidelined with injuries to his toe and knee, but he’ll certainly be an upgrade over La’Rod Stephens-Howling who has been asked to take on a featured running back role following the loss of Wells and Ryan Williams.
Ray Edwards' loss is Kroy Biermann's gain for the Atlanta Falcons.
Biermann took over as a starting defensive end earlier this week after the Falcons cut Edwards.
Cliff Matthews and rookie Jonathan Massaquoi also are likely to earn more playing time when Atlanta (8-1) hosts Arizona (4-5) on Sunday.
Biermann originally lost the left end job when the NFL lockout ended last...
TEMPE – Friday night’s playoff semi-final game for future Washington State Cougar Tyler Bruggman couldn’t have gone much worse. His Brophy Prep Broncos were routed, 30-0, by Mountain Pointe, and his next head coach, Mike Leach, was on hand to watch the first half.
Sunday’s matchup between the Arizona Cardinals and Atlanta Falcons looks like a one-sided affair but it could be closer than the experts think.
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