The Falcons are a team desperately holding at this stage, while the Cardinals are trying to push a smoking car without an engine over the finish line. We could see more ugly football on Sunday when Arizona arrives at the Georgia Dome, in other words.
The Arizona defense is still pretty stout, but there's little question that a Falcons offense firing on all cylinders could make some noise against them, and there's even less question about the inability of the Cardinals offense to do anything against quality defenses. If the Falcons are going to win this one, they have to reverse their disturbingly anemic offensive trends while putting enough pressure on Drew Stanton to force him into mistakes.
For the sake of my blood pressure, hopefully the Falcons can pull this one off. I go into this with very little in the way of expectations.
Falcons vs. Cardinals Game Info
Game time: Sunday, November 30th, 4:05 p.m. EST
Location: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia
TV Channel: FOX
Radio: 92.9 the Game and 790 the Zone
Prediction: Falcons win by 3
The Competition: Revenge of the Birds
Series Record: 16-12 in favor of the Cardinals.