Well, the Arizona Cardinals lost their second straight game, falling 29-18 on the road to the Atlanta Falcons, who got their first win over a team not in the NFC South. It was an ugly game in all phases of the game.
Here are the recaps from all over the Internet:
Game recaps and coverage:
Falcons vs. Cardinals Recap: Atlanta remains in first place in NFC South with 29-18 win over Arizona - The Falcoholic
The Atlanta Falcons pulled out a 29-18 victory over the NFC West-leading Arizona Cardinals.
Cardinals vs. Falcons final score: Arizona terrible in all phases in 29-18 loss to Atlanta - Revenge of the Birds
The Cardinals were defeated in one of their ugliest losses of the season by the Atlanta Falcons
Cardinals Blogs | Some rough Falcons aftermath
Everything Sunday was supposed to be for the Cardinals – everything the Cards needed it to be – it wasn’t. Bruce Arians called the loss to the Falcons disappointing, lots of players called it disappointing, but more importantly, they were asking themselves why it happened the way it did when they simply couldn’t afford such a performance.
There isn't much to be thrilled about.
Notebook: Jones gets the better of Peterson; Cards finally allow 100-yard rusher
Ellington, Mathieu, Fanaika sidelined in loss to Falcons as 'Next Man Up' tested again
Cards drop second straight, falling in Atlanta, 29-18, to close NFC West race
Arians, Peterson, Stanton and more talk about the loss to Atlanta
Patrick Peterson's teammates tried to tell him the Arizona Cardinals' 29-18 loss on Sunday wasn't on his shoulders -- that he wasn't the only one responsible -- but the Pro Bowler wouldn't have any of it.
Whatever breathing room the Cardinals gave themselves with a 9-1 start all but evaporated with Sunday’s 29-18 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. It was their second straight defeat, and it dropped the Cardinals to 9-3. Yes, they are still in first place in the West, but Arizona can see the Seattle Seahawks in its rearview mirror.
Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure's game ball goes to Julio Jones, who had a career-high 189 receiving yards on 10 catches. Cardinals reporter Josh Weinfuss' game ball goes to safety Rashad Johnson after returning an interception 88 yards for a touchdown.
A few thoughts on the Arizona Cardinals' 29-18 loss to the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome.
Already dealing with a hip flexor, Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington said he suffered a hip pointer after getting kneed in the second quarter of Sunday's 29-18 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
Images from Arizona's game in Atlanta on Nov. 30, 2014.
Punchless Cardinals drop second straight with 29-18 loss to Falcons.
QB Drew Stanton struggled, the defense had a rare bad day and the Cardinals lost their second straight game to put the NFC West title and a playoff spot in jeopardy.
"Right now, we have something called adversity," Cardinals safety Rashad Johnson said to Arizona Sports 98.7's Paul Calvisi.
It didn't take long to figure out something wasn't right with the Arizona Cardinals Sunday.
At what point in the 'Next Man Up' mentality do you run out of men?
Other NFL stories:
An organization representing St. Louis police officers is taking issue with a group of Rams players who made the "hands up, don't shoot" gesture prior to Sunday's game.
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