The Falcons drew first blood after an interception from Asante Samuel, settling for a short field goal, but it was all downhill from there. Arizona took the lead with a touchdown by Larry Fitzgerald, and extended it with an incredible 80-yard run by Andre Ellington. The Cardinals piled on with another score by Michael Floyd and went into halftime leading, 21-6.
Neither team scored many points in the second half, but that barely mattered with Arizona nursing a big lead. The Falcons scored a consolation touchdown in the fourth quarter, but by then it was far too late. Atlanta's disappointing season continues with its fifth loss in seven games.
Fantasy studs and duds
After weeks of limited playing time, Andre Ellington had his big coming-out party Sunday, racking up 162 total yards and one touchdown on 17 touches. Harry Douglas continued to step up with Roddy White and Julio Jones gone, grabbing 12 receptions for 121 yards.
If you were hoping for Steven Jackson to save your fantasy team this week, you're out of luck. Coming back from a hamstring injury, Jackson was completely ineffective, getting just 6 yards on 11 carries. Matt Ryan was no better, tossing four interceptions.
No notable injuries were reported in this game.
Did they cover?
The Cardinals were 3-point favorites at home, according to OddsShark, and covered by winning comfortably.
Arizona on bye
Atlanta at Carolina, Nov. 3, 1 p.m. ET