View Full Version : Wild Card Round: Falcons @ Cardinals

12-28-2008, 10:24 PM

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Atlanta Falcons @ Arizona Cardinals

Location:University of Phoenix Stadium


QB Comparison
QB Rating Yards Touchdowns Interceptions
http://assets.espn.go.com/i/headshots/nfl/players/65/11237.jpg 87.7 3,440 16 11
Matt Ryan

http://assets.espn.go.com/i/headshots/nfl/players/65/1682.jpg 96.9 4,583 30 14
Kurt Warner

RB Comparison

Yards Carries YardsPerCarry Touchdowns
http://assets.espn.go.com/i/headshots/nfl/players/65/5679.jpg 1,699 376 4.5 17
Michael Turner

http://assets.espn.go.com/i/headshots/nfl/players/65/1755.jpg 514 133 3.9 3
Edgerrin James

WR Comparison

Yards Catches YardsPerCatch Touchdowns
http://assets.espn.go.com/i/headshots/nfl/players/65/8442.jpg 1,382 88 15.7 7
Roddy White

http://assets.espn.go.com/i/headshots/nfl/players/65/5528.jpg 1,431 96 14.9 12
Larry Fitzgerald

Defensive Leaders
Tackles Sacks Interceptions

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Curtis Lofton John Abraham Erik Coleman
94 16.5 3

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Karlos Dansby Bertrand Berry Dominique Rogers-Cromartie
119 5.0 4

More Stats
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12-28-2008, 10:37 PM
if we play to our potential, then this will be a nice win. go cardsssssssssssssssss

12-29-2008, 12:44 AM
Aw man, Ramon Nivar's 2 favorite teams right? Not to be cocky or anything, but out of all the teams that made the playoffs in the NFC, I was hoping we'd play the Falcons. I just think they're overrated. Ryan is solid, but still young and inexperienced. If we can stop Turner, theyre offense should be tough to handle. And ATLs defense just isnt very good. They almost lost to the lowly Rams today. I see us taking this one.

Ramon Nivar
12-29-2008, 01:55 AM
I'll be at the game rooting for Atlanta. This game will be decided by Atlanta's secondary. It is awful. Mike Gandy is big too. Abraham is our only pass rush. Cardinals need to be able to tackle though. Couldn't even tackle Maurice Morris today and Michael Turner is a lot better and even Norwood is a better back.

12-29-2008, 02:56 PM
Edgerrin James revealed in his post-game press conference Sunday that he was informed last Monday he'd start Week 17.

Tim Hightower still got red-zone carries but James carried the bulk of the load, getting 15 touches and totaling 106 yards. Edge seems certain to start next weekend against the Falcons after this high-energy effort. The Cardinals obviously have grown tired of Hightower's indecisive running.


12-29-2008, 04:52 PM
It will be an interesting game. I think the Cards can win this if they play up to their potential. The defense will need to step it up and control the Falcon running game. If they do, then Warner can lead the team to a victory.


12-29-2008, 10:17 PM
Anquan Boldin (shoulder) is expected to return for the Cardinals' first-round playoff game against the Falcons.

Boldin missed the team's final two regular season games and is likely to be limited in practice again this week.


12-30-2008, 12:23 PM
Anquan Boldin (shoulder) promises to be ready for the Cardinals' Wild Card game against the Falcons.

"If anybody thinks that I'm going to miss this game, they're not too bright," said Boldin. "If my arm was broke, I'd be out there. I'm not missing this one. Our whole season is riding on what we do in the playoffs."


12-30-2008, 09:21 PM
Cardinals OLB/DE Travis LaBoy (ankle) is expected to return to the lineup Saturday against the Falcons.

LaBoy was a strong pass rusher early in the season, but he's been banged up and without a sack since Week 5.


12-30-2008, 09:53 PM
Cardinals beat writer Kent Somers reports Anquan Boldin practiced Tuesday "like the two weeks off with a shoulder injury never happened."

Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Boldin "feels a lot better and is a lot more confident going into this game." His return, combined with a resurgent Edgerrin James providing at least some semblance of a running game, should have the Cardinals feeling more confident as home underdogs Saturday.


01-01-2009, 02:07 PM
Anquan Boldin (shoulder) was limited in Cardinals practice Wednesday.

Boldin swears he'll play in Saturday's game vs. Atlanta and it'd be silly to doubt him. The Cards gave him two weeks off. He's fully expected to start.


01-01-2009, 05:16 PM
Cardinals OLB/DE Travis LaBoy (ankle) was the only Cardinal to sit out Wednesday's practice.

And LaBoy is expected to play. The Cardinals will be at full strength for their franchise's first home playoff game since 1947.


01-02-2009, 03:08 PM
Anquan Boldin (shoulder) was limited in Cardinals practice Thursday.

The limited practice week is more than Boldin has done since Week 15. He is expected to start and play extensively Saturday against the Falcons.


01-02-2009, 10:17 PM
Anquan Boldin (questionable, shoulder) returned to a full practice Friday.

Boldin was limited early in the week, but the increased practice reps are highly promising. He hasn't taken a hit in three weeks and his shoulder should be close to healed by now. The Cardinals' offense is at its best when Boldin, Steve Breaston, and Larry Fitzgerald are in a three-receiver set and they'll pose significant matchup problems for a weak Falcons secondary.


01-03-2009, 03:59 PM
Definitely different to see. Haven't watched much football this year but the cards look ready to be back in the playoffs and hope they can get past Matt Ryan and advance.

01-03-2009, 05:48 PM
What a Pass by Warner...

I'm going to stay in this thread since I'm kind of rooting for the Cardinals.

01-03-2009, 05:49 PM
what a catch by Fitzy

01-03-2009, 05:55 PM
agreed I even got excited when I saw that catch

01-03-2009, 05:55 PM
This defense is playing like they're possessed.

01-03-2009, 05:59 PM
haha yea the Cardinals have been stopping Micheal Turner too

01-03-2009, 06:03 PM
is that even Edge playing? :D

01-03-2009, 06:03 PM
EJ is playing well

01-03-2009, 06:04 PM
Damn, i wasn't expecting the Cards to play like this.

01-03-2009, 06:07 PM
They're holding the **** out of Dockett every play.

01-03-2009, 06:07 PM
Damn, i wasn't expecting the Cards to play like this.

Yea the Edge and the Cardinals defense decided to play today

01-03-2009, 06:09 PM
They're holding the **** out of Dockett every play.

They aren't calling holding period, there was one on the first Cardinals Punt return that was fairly clear and wasn't called.

01-03-2009, 06:10 PM
Warner was lucky to get that off

01-03-2009, 07:26 PM
I was going to post in here but...

01-03-2009, 07:53 PM
Atta boy DRC

01-03-2009, 07:55 PM
One more quarter

01-03-2009, 08:08 PM
Safety!!! :clap:

01-03-2009, 08:39 PM
Congrats, Cardinals fans! You deserve it.

01-03-2009, 08:44 PM
Congrats on the W, AZ fans... good luck next game against whoever you guys are playing

01-03-2009, 09:08 PM
Great job Cards (coming from a non-arz fan)

Hope you guys do just as well @ Carolina next week

01-03-2009, 09:22 PM
congrats to az. you looked good out there.

01-03-2009, 10:25 PM
Yay for underdog teams!

01-04-2009, 12:01 AM
Cards are my least hated team in the playoffs. Nice work, good luck next round!

01-04-2009, 12:17 AM
Damn. Not much of a game thread. Anyways, congrats on the win.

Ramon Nivar
01-04-2009, 01:29 AM
I love Deuce Lutui. Probably the most exciting offensive lineman to watch.

01-04-2009, 02:05 AM
dude lets hope the eagles win so we play carolina!!

01-04-2009, 03:12 AM

we came out with alot of intensity! it was awsome. im so proud of our team. lets keep rollin fellas!

01-04-2009, 11:54 AM
Anquan Boldin's status for next week is in question after he missed the second half of Arizona's playoff win Saturday.

He will be evaluated over the next few days, although we imagine he'll find a way to suit up next week regardless. Jerheme Urban, who moved up one spot in the wideout rotation when Boldin left, made a huge mistake against Atlanta which cost Arizona points.


01-04-2009, 03:48 PM
Great game. Hope you guys win it all.

01-04-2009, 06:15 PM
Lets Go Eagles!!

01-04-2009, 11:56 PM
Hey Cards fans! Just wanted to let you know you have a fan up in Minnesota cheering for ya! Hate to admit that the Vikings are my team but the Cards are my 2nd! Always been a big fan of Fitz since he went to high school down by Minneapolis!

Beat the Panthers!!

davekrieg lives
01-07-2009, 04:39 PM
There can be only one.......

shame on you, your a sad vikes fan

davekrieg lives
01-07-2009, 04:41 PM
I love Deuce Lutui. Probably the most exciting offensive lineman to watch.

why because of his constant false starts and at least one hold a game penalty.......we need an up-grade

01-08-2009, 12:16 AM
^deuce is a funny guy with a great personality but i dunno if that translates to being fn to watch. they had him miked up for a game and the dude was hilarious

Ramon Nivar
01-08-2009, 07:02 PM
why because of his constant false starts and at least one hold a game penalty.......we need an up-grade

2 false starts and 3 holding penalties all year. Pretty sure the Cardinals played more than 5 games...

davekrieg lives
01-09-2009, 10:21 AM
2 false starts and 3 holding penalties all year. Pretty sure the Cardinals played more than 5 games...

Ummmm no way......he has at least 7 false starts.....where r u getting your stats

davekrieg lives
01-09-2009, 03:49 PM
did you actually watch deuce this year?

01-09-2009, 04:56 PM
Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt says Anquan Boldin (hamstring) could be active against the Panthers on a "limited" basis.

Boldin's status will be determined in pregame warmups. It's possible that he'll see a few snaps Saturday, but only as a decoy opposite Larry Fitzgerald.


You have a pretty good 3rd WR in Breaston. He should see a lot of action.

Ramon Nivar
01-11-2009, 12:04 PM
Ummmm no way......he has at least 7 false starts.....where r u getting your stats


This site's stats>yours. They are an official league data site.

davekrieg lives
01-12-2009, 12:41 PM

This site's stats>yours. They are an official league data site.

you are right GOOD JOB.....But I really was elluding to the masssive penalties he gets called for in games not just false starts, I was lumping all penalties into false starts, because I was saying how his laspes of focus do not make him a dominate guard