Cardinals vs. Falcons: 3 Key Matchups to Watch for Arizona

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Cardinals vs. Falcons: 3 Key Matchups to Watch for Arizona
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Heading into Week 11 Ken Whisenhunt's Arizona Cardinals are riding a five-game losing streak after starting out a red hot 4-0. Their five-game skid has caused them to fall to third place in the NFC West with an outside shot at making the playoffs. 

If Arizona wants get back on the winning track this week they will have to go through Mike Smith and the 8-1 Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons are coming off of their first loss of the season, so you know they will be out for vengeance come Sunday.

The last time the Cardinals visited the Georgia Dome it was 2009 and Kurt Warner was still taking snaps from under center. Even though they won 30-24 in 2009, the Falcons have outscored Arizona 583-568 all time. 

Let's take a look at which matchups will prove most crucial if the Cards want to end their five-game skid. 

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