Cardinals vs. Falcons: Full Highlights and Recap

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The Arizona Cardinals gave the Atlanta Falcons a scare in Week 11, but ultimately the better team won. The final score was 23-19 for the home team, and the Falcons maintained their No. 1 seed in the NFC.

Matt Ryan threw five interceptions in this game while failing to throw a single touchdown pass. 

Roddy White had a monster game, reeling in eight catches for 123 yards.

LaRod Stevens-Howling was the only player on the field for the Cardinals who could generate any offense. He finished the day with 133 all-purpose yards and the team's only touchdown.

Ken Whisenhunt pulled John Skelton with a 13-0 lead after Skelton missed Larry Fitzgerald, who was wide open in the end zone, putting sixth-round pick Ryan Lindley in charge of the Cardinals' offense for the final three quarters. 

Lindley didn't fare any better than Skelton, finishing the game with just 64 yards on 20 attempts with zero touchdowns, though he didn't throw any interceptions. He did, however, lose a fumble in the second quarter that Jonathan Babineaux picked up and ran in for a touchdown. 

Michael Turner managed to run in the winning touchdown score in the fourth quarter after a game-long struggle to get anything going on offense for the Falcons, thanks to Ryan's awful performance. 

The Falcons improved to 9-1 on the season and will travel to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 12, while the Cardinals fell to 4-6 and will host the St. Louis Rams next Sunday.

 

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