Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE
The Falcons go into their game against the Cardinals in much better shape health-wise than their opponent.
The Atlanta Falcons and Arizona Cardinals are set to square off on Sunday in Atlanta in both teams' 10th game of the season. The Falcons are coming off their first loss of the year, and will look to get back to their winning ways. The Cardinals are just looking for a win — period. Arizona is still struggling, and has lost five straight games heading into Sunday's contest.
The Falcons will be without seven players after they released their inactive list for Sunday, but they aren't missing any of their major contributors, which bodes well for their chances against the Cardinals. The Falcons will be without linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, quarterback Dominique Davis, wide receiver Kevin Cone, safety Charles Mitchell, guard Phillipkeith Manley, offensive tackle Lamar Holmes and defensive tackle Travian Robertson.
The Cardinals, on the other hand, are dealing with injuries to some of their bigger names. They will have to work to replace their production and try to stymie a Falcons team playing angry after their disappointing loss to the rival New Orleans Saints. The Cardinals go into the game without quarterback Kevin Kolb, tight end Todd Heap, defensive end Calais Campbell, linebacker Jamaal Westerman, offensive tackle Pat McQuistan, offensive tackle Senio Kelemete and wide receiver LaRon Byrd.