Arizona Defeats Atlanta 27-13 - Recap
Andre Ellington scampered through the Atlanta defense for 154 yards as Arizona handed the Falcons a 27-13 defeat on Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium.
Arizona was a favorite by 2.5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 45.5.
Carson Palmer completed 13 of 18 pass attempts for 172 yards and 2 TDs for the Cardinals in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Falcons defense.
Matt Ryan rushed for 13 yards for Atlanta, while Jacquizz Rodgers added 8 yards. Matt Ryan threw for 301 yards for the Falcons, while receivers Harry Douglas and Drew Davis had 121 and 77 yards respectively.
Atlanta was outgained by Arizona 348-292 yards in Sunday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 20-17 by the Falcons.
Arizona lost the time of possession battle 34:19/25:41, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Next game, Arizona takes its act home to face Houston looking for another win. For Atlanta, they head on the road to face Carolina.