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Falcons Earn No Style Points But Top Cardinals 23-19 to Get to …

Falcons Earn No Style Points But Top Cardinals 23-19 to Get to 9-1

falconsgab.com ajc.com Updated Nov 18, 2012
If there’s one thing about the Falcons in the 2012 season you can say about them — they don’t usually win pretty. Again on Sunday, the team clearly didn’t play their best, and had to overcome five interceptions from Matt Ryan to top the Cardinals
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  • Falcons quoteboard after win over Cardinals

    Falcons quoteboard after win over Cardinals

    ajc.com Nov 18, 2012
    “We’ll take it. Obviously it was not [in] the fashion we wanted it to be, not by any means. That was sloppy. We were fortunate, lets put it that way. We were fortunate to come out with the win because, statistically, we aren’t supposed to win that g
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  • Atlanta Falcons: Smith admits to challenge flag blunder

    Atlanta Falcons: Smith admits to challenge flag blunder

    ajc.com Nov 18, 2012
    Smith’s little red flag: Falcons coach Mike Smith may have cost his team a promising possession. After Arizona’s Sam Acho knocked the ball away from running back Jason Snelling, Greg Toler appeared to flip the ball back into the field of play and Card
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  • Atlanta Falcons: Babineaux makes head up play for key touchdown

    Atlanta Falcons: Babineaux makes head up play for key touchdown

    ajc.com Nov 18, 2012
    Falcons defensive end Jonathan Babineaux learned that little league rule about playing until you hear the whistle. After defensive end John Abraham sacked Arizona quarterback Ryan Lindley and knocked the ball loose, several players stood around because …
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  • Falcons overcome Matt Ryan's bad day

    Falcons overcome Matt Ryan's bad day

    ATLANTA -- His on-field performance was not sharp, but Matt Ryan's memory sure was. As he walked out of his news conference after the Atlanta Falcons defeated the Arizona Cardinals 23-19 at the Georgia Dome on Sunday, I asked the quarterback if he had e…
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  • Struggling Falcons survive turnovers, Cards

    Struggling Falcons survive turnovers, Cards

    This time, the Falcons got that scrawny little yard when they needed it the most. They imposed their will over the struggling Arizona Cardinals on a day when they clearly were not at their best. Running back Michael Turner marched into the end zone from…
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  • Falcons lose WR Jones, CB Samuel to injuries

    Falcons lose WR Jones, CB Samuel to injuries

    ESPN.com Nov 18, 2012
    Falcons receiver Julio Jones has left Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals with an ankle injury.
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  • Halftime thoughts on Falcons-Cardinals

    Halftime thoughts on Falcons-Cardinals

    ESPN.com Nov 18, 2012
    ATLANTA -- For most of the first half, the Atlanta Falcons played about as poorly as possible. Amazingly, they’re tied, 16-16, with the Arizona Cardinals at halftime. The Falcons basically handed the Cardinals a 13-0 lead as Matt Ryan, who had been inte
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  • Pierre Garçon returns for the Redskins

    Pierre Garçon returns for the Redskins

    profootballtalk.com Nov 18, 2012
    For the first time since Week Five against the Falcons, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will be able to throw the ball to Pierre Garçon. Garçon has been sidelined since then with a foot problem that first cropped up in the season opener and ne…
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  • Joe Haden, DeMarco Murray headline early game NFL inactive list…

    Joe Haden, DeMarco Murray headline early game NFL inactive lists

    yahoo.com Nov 18, 2012
    Wide receiver Julio Jones is active and will play for the Atlanta Falcons, despite missing all of last week's practices due to a sprained ankle. Jones is third on the Falcons with 44 receptions, but is second on the club with 703 yards and five touchdow…
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  • Atlanta Falcons Inactives: Julio Jones is active for today’s ga…

    Atlanta Falcons Inactives: Julio Jones is active for today’s game

    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan congratulates wide receiver Julio Jones on his touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md., Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is active for …
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  • Week 11 early inactives

    Week 11 early inactives

    profootballtalk.com Nov 18, 2012
    Every week we’ll bring you all the inactives from the early games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. So check back often to see the full list as it becomes available. Cardinals at Falcons Cardinals: QB Kevin Kolb, DE Calais Cam
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  • Live from the Georgia Dome

    Live from the Georgia Dome

    ESPN.com Nov 18, 2012
    ATLANTA -- I just got settled into the Georgia Dome, where I’m watching the playing field closely. The Falcons have a couple questions on injuries. Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon (ankle) and receiver Julio Jones (ankle) both are questionable. I wouldn’t
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  • McKay discusses the prohibition against ‘pick plays’ by wide re…

    McKay discusses the prohibition against ‘pick plays’ by wide receivers

    ajc.com Nov 18, 2012
    By Michael CunninghamFalcons president and CEO Rich McKay and general manager Thomas Dimitroff in a file photo. (D. Orlando Ledbetter/AJC) Rich McKay, president and CEO of the Falcons, serves on the NFL’s competition committee which is, in part, respons
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  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Cardinals-Falcons Recap 01:13

    Sunday Blitz: Cardinals-Falcons Recap

    Nov 18
    Cary Chow and Cris Carter break down the Falcons' 23-19 win over the Cardinals
  • Video - Falcons Overcome Ryan's 5-INT Day 00:34

    Falcons Overcome Ryan's 5-INT Day

    Nov 18
    Matt Ryan threw for a career-worst five interceptions in the Falcons' 23-19 win over the Cardinals.
  • Video - Falcons postgame press conference 02:26

    Falcons postgame press conference

    Nov 18
    Falcons react following game with Cardinals
  • Video - Cardinals vs. Falcons highlights 04:31

    Cardinals vs. Falcons highlights

    Nov 18
    Despite Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan's five interceptions, the Falcons defeated the Arizona Cardinals 23-19 in their Week 11 matchup.

Sports Columnists

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    Nov 18
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    Nov 18
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  • John Clayton's Last Call

    Nov 18
    NFL fans were treated to a pre-Thanksgiving feast of close games, wild finishes and crazy offensive efforts, writes John Clayton.