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Cardinals vs Falcons

Cardinals Inactives
QB Brian St. Pierre (3rd QB)
CB Eric Green
DE Travis LaBoy
T Elliot Vallejo
T Brandon Keith
DT Alan Branch
WR Early Doucet
TE Leonard Pope

The Cardinals won the toss and elected to receive to start the game.

1st QUARTER
Cardinals
DRIVE START: Arizona 12-yard line
KEY PLAY(S): . The Cardinals tried to get the passing game going early but the Falcons brought pressure and forced the Cards to punt.
FINAL PLAY: Ben Graham punted the ball 49 yards.
DRIVE TOTALS: 3 plays, 8 yards, 1:04

Falcons
DRIVE START: Arizona 48-yard line
KEY PLAY(S): 3rd-5 Ralph Brown intercepted Matt Ryan
FINAL PLAY: Brown returned the interception three yards
DRIVE TOTALS: 3 plays, 4 yards, 1:25

Cardinals
DRIVE START: Arizona 37-yard line
KEY PLAY(S): . Edgerrin James got the running game going early and on 2nd down he gained nine yards resulting in a Cardinals first down. On a flea flicker Edgerrin James passed back to Kurt Warner who threw a bomb to Larry Fitzgerald for a touchdown.
FINAL PLAY: 42-yard Fitzgerald touchdown
DRIVE TOTALS: 4 plays, 63 yards, 2:03

Falcons
DRIVE START: Atlanta 20-yard line
KEY PLAY(S): On second down Atlanta was hit with a false start penalty pushing them back five yards. 3rd-10 Ryan found wide out Roddy White for an 11-yard gain and a first down. Third down Chike Okeafor sacked Matt Ryan for a 2-yard loss
FINAL PLAY: Michael Koenen punted the ball 49 yards
DRIVE TOTALS: 6 plays, 6 yards, 3:17

Cardinals
DRIVE START: Arizona 24-yard line
KEY PLAY(S): 2nd-5 Warner found Fitzgerald for a 30-yard completion
FINAL PLAY: Ben Graham punted the ball 29-yards
DRIVE TOTALS: 5 plays, 40 yards, 2:55

Falcons
DRIVE START: Atlanta 7-yard line
KEY PLAY(S): 2nd-7 Rod Hood broke up a pass intended for Michael Jenkins. The very next play Bertrand Berry sacked Ryan for a four yard loss.
FINAL PLAY: Koenen punted the ball 49 yards
DRIVE TOTALS: 3 plays, -1 yard, 1:23

Cardinals
DRIVE START: Arizona 45-yard line
KEY PLAY(S): The Falcons played tough defense forcing three incomplete passes
FINAL PLAY: Ben Graham punted the ball 47 yards
DRIVE TOTALS: 3 plays, 0 yards, :22

Cardinals 7 - Falcons 0

2nd Quarter
Falcons (continued from 1st quarter)DRIVE START: Atlanta 8-yard line
KEY PLAY(S): With a fresh set of downs Michael Turner found a big hole and gained 13 yards for another Atlanta first down. The next play Ryan hit Jenkins for a 13-yard gain.
FINAL PLAY: Jason Elam connected on a 30-yard field goal
DRIVE TOTALS: 14 plays, 80 yards, 7:31

Cardinals
DRIVE START: Arizona 28-yard line
KEY PLAY(S): 3rd-9 Warner found Anquan Boldin for a 71-yard score
FINAL PLAY: Boldin 71-yard touchdown
DRIVE TOTALS: 3 plays, 72 yards, 1:02

FalconsDRIVE START: Atlanta 23-yard line
KEY PLAY(S): Roddy White was wide open and dropped a pass that would have put the Falcons inside the Cardinals 40-yard line. 3rd-10 Ryan found Jenkins for a first down. Michael Jenkins ran seven yards for a score.
FINAL PLAY: Turner 7-yard touchdown
DRIVE TOTALS: 14 plays, 77 yards, 5:50

Cardinals
DRIVE START: Arizona 20-yard line
KEY PLAY(S): . Warner's pass intended for Urban's hands and was picked off by Chevis Jackson
FINAL PLAY: Jackson interception
DRIVE TOTALS: 3 plays, 0 yards, :52

Falcons
DRIVE START: Arizona 23-yard line
KEY PLAY(S): Gabe Watson was flagged five yards for being offsides putting the Falcons inside Arizona's 10-yard line. Ryan found Justin Peelle for a score.
FINAL PLAY: Peelle 2-yard touchdown
DRIVE TOTALS: 6 plays, 23 yards, 1:40

Cardinals
DRIVE START: Arizona 16-yard line
KEY PLAY(S): Kurt Warner completed a pass to Fitzgerald for a a loss of one
FINAL PLAY: Fitzgerald caught a pass that resulted in a one yard loss
DRIVE TOTALS: 1 play, -1 yards, 0:17

*Cardinals 14 – Falcons 17 *

3rd QUARTER
Falcons
DRIVE START: Atlanta 27-yard line
KEY PLAY(S): Ryan muffed a hand off to Turner resulting in a fumble and Antrel Rolle picked up the ball and returned it for a touchdown.
FINAL PLAY: 27-yard Rolle touchdown
DRIVE TOTALS: 2 plays, 3 yards, :45

Falcons
DRIVE START: Atlanta 20-yard line
KEY PLAY(S): Following a holding penalty and delay of game, the Falcons faced a 3rd-25, and Cardinals forced the Falcons to punt. On the punt Thomas DeCoud was flagged for punt return interference resulting in a 15-yard penalty.
FINAL PLAY: Koenen punted the ball 48 yards
DRIVE TOTALS: 3 plays, -15 yards , 1:21

Cardinals
DRIVE START: Atlanta 38-yard line
FINAL PLAY: Neil Rackers missed a 51-yard field goal
DRIVE TOTALS: 4 plays, 5 yards, :52

Falcons
DRIVE START: Atlanta 41-yard line
KEY PLAY(S): 3rd-5 the Cardinals brought blitz and Ryan was rushed and threw an incomplete pass
FINAL PLAY: Koenen punted the ball 30 yards
DRIVE TOTALS: 3 plays, 5 yards, 1:26

Cardinals
DRIVE START: Arizona 24-yard line
KEY PLAY(S): Inside the Atlanta 30-yard line and facing a 3rd-3 Warner found Steve Breaston for a gain of 14 yards. Hightower bounced to the outside for a score.
FINAL PLAY: Hightower 4-yard touchdown
DRIVE TOTALS: 14 plays, 76 yards, 7:43

Falcons
DRIVE START: Atlanta 20-yard line
KEY PLAY(S): The first play following the score, Ryan was picked off by Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.
FINAL PLAY: DRC interception
DRIVE TOTALS: 1 play, 0 yards, :09

Cardinals
DRIVE START: Arizona 38-yard line
KEY PLAY(S):
FINAL PLAY: Ben Graham punts the ball 41 yards
DRIVE TOTALS: 3 plays, 5 yards, 1:24

Cardinals 28 – Falcons 17

4th quarter
Falcons (continued from third quarter)
DRIVE START: Atlanta 16-yard line
FINAL PLAY: Koenen punted the ball 36 yards
DRIVE TOTALS: 3 plays, 4 yards, 1:08

Cardinals
DRIVE START: Arizona 44-yard line
FINAL PLAY: Graham punted the ball
DRIVE TOTALS: 4 plays, 19 yards, 2:12

Falcons
DRIVE START: Atlanta 3-yard line
KEY PLAY(S): Antonio Smith sacked Ryan for a safety
FINAL PLAY: Safety resulting in two points and the ball back for the Cardinals
DRIVE TOTALS: 1 play, -3 yards, :07

Cardinals
DRIVE START: Arizona 8-yard line
KEY PLAY(S): Lyle Sendlein was flagged for holding resulting in a 10-yard penalty
FINAL PLAY: Graham punted the ball 42 yards
DRIVE TOTALS: 5 plays, 18 yards, 4:46

Falcons
DRIVE START: Atlanta 42-yard line
KEY PLAY(S): Norwood 28-yard reception on 4th down to keep drive alive. Berry offsides to give Falcons 1st and 5 from 10-yard line. White 5-yard reception.
FINAL PLAY: White 5-yard touchdown reception
DRIVE TOTALS: 9 plays, 58 yards, 3:36

CardinalsDRIVE START: Arizona 20-yard line
KEY PLAY(S): Fitzgerald 15-yard reception to move the chains. Breaston 25-yard reception. Breaston tackled for loss of 8 yards by Abraham to give Cards 3rd and 16 with 2:17 remaining. Spach 23-yard reception to bring Cards to two minute warning. Warner takes a knee three times to end the game

Final Score Cardinals 30 – Falcons 24

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