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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 CardinalsShare Tweet
Falcons quoteboard after win over Cardinals“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 gShare TweetSmith’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 CardShare Tweet
Atlanta Falcons: Babineaux makes head up play for key touchdownFalcons 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 …Share TweetATLANTA -- 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…Share TweetThis 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…Share TweetFalcons receiver Julio Jones has left Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals with an ankle injury.Share TweetATLANTA -- 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 inteShare Tweet
Pierre GarÃ§on returns for the Redskinsprofootballtalk.com Nov 18, 2012For the first time since Week Five against the Falcons, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will be able to throw the ball to Pierre GarÃ§on. GarÃ§on has been sidelined since then with a foot problem that first cropped up in the season opener and ne…Share Tweetyahoo.com Nov 18, 2012Wide 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…Share TweetAtlanta 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 …Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Nov 18, 2012Every 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 CamShare Tweet
Live from the Georgia DomeATLANTA -- 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’tShare Tweet
McKay discusses the prohibition against ‘pick plays’ by wide receiversBy 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, responsShare Tweet
Sunday Blitz: Cardinals-Falcons RecapNov 18Cary Chow and Cris Carter break down the Falcons' 23-19 win over the Cardinals
Falcons Overcome Ryan's 5-INT DayNov 18Matt Ryan threw for a career-worst five interceptions in the Falcons' 23-19 win over the Cardinals.
Falcons postgame press conferenceNov 18Falcons react following game with Cardinals
Cardinals vs. Falcons highlightsNov 18Despite Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan's five interceptions, the Falcons defeated the Arizona Cardinals 23-19 in their Week 11 matchup.