Despite turnovers, Falcons defeat Cardinals
The Atlanta Falcons had a rough day with six turnovers. But despite the setbacks, the Falcons were able to defeat the Arizona Cardinals in a 23-19 victory on Sunday.
In Falcons’ quarterback Matt Ryan’s career, he has never thrown more than three interceptions until today. Against the Cardinals, Ryan got a new career high of five interceptions, according to ESPN NFL.
The first three interceptions occurred in the first quarter, which the Falcons fell behind 13-0.
The last time the Falcons threw five interceptions occurred 25 years ago against the Los Angeles Rams.
But since the Falcons were struggling in the air, running back Michael Turner helped a lot with an efficient game. Turner rushed for a touchdown giving the lead to the Falcons midway to the fourth quarter.
After the game, Falcons’ head coach Mike Smith told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “I can tell you that we can’t turn the ball over the way we turned the ball over today. You can’t be minus-four in turnovers. Normally you’re not going to win those games.”
But lucky for the Falcons, it was against the offensively struggling Cardinals.
The Falcons, like the Texans, are now 9-1 in the season.