Arizona at Atlanta: Look For Falcons to Take Care of the Cardinals

September 17, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Arizona Cardinals and the Atlanta Falcons are set to do battle for the first time since the 2008, season when they faced off in the playoffs.
Arizona defeated Atlanta 30-24 at home on its way to representing the NFC in the Super Bowl.
As you might recall, Arizona wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald had a big day, catching six passes for 101 yards and a touchdown. However, we could see a different result this time around with Atlanta now enjoying the home field advantage. The Cardinals have lost their last four road contests in this series. That’s part of the reason why NFL oddsmakers have listed the Falcons as a 6.5-point favorite with the total set at 43.
Both of these teams struggled offensively in Week 1. Atlanta was unable to get anything going on the ground against a strong Pittsburgh defense. Star running back Michael Turner was held to just 42 yards as Atlanta only managed nine points.
Arizona’s offensive struggles weren’t s...

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