[1:01 PM] Cardinals @ Falcons

Who will WIN this matchup?

Arizona Cardinals (4-5)

@ Atlanta Falcons (6-4)


The line for this game is Falcons by 4.5 points.

The Arizona Cardinals were supposed to take the next step forward this season and challenge for a Super Bowl spot out of the NFC, but nothing in 2016 seems to be going according to plan. The Cardinals just hope their coach is healthy enough to join them on the sidelines when they try to avoid a third loss in four games as they visit the NFC South-leading Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

Arizona began the season in a 1-3 hole and can’t quite seem to dig its way out as mistakes continue to pile up. Plenty of those mistakes are coming from quarterback Carson Palmer, who recorded five of his 10 interceptions in the last three games and managed a season-low 198 passing yards in a 30-24 loss at Minnesota last week.

Matt Ryan is second in the NFL in passing yards (3,247) and has thrown for 24 touchdowns with five interceptions in the best season of his strong career. Ryan is in line to get more help from the running game with the return of Tevin Coleman, who sat out the last three games with a hamstring injury but looked fast at practice this week.

The Falcons signed RT Ryan Schraeder to a five-year contract extension reportedly worth $33 million.

Arizona RB David Johnson recorded his fourth 100-yard performance of the season with 103 last week and is third in the NFL with 863 rushing yards.

Atlanta TE Jacob Tamme was placed on injured reserve and underwent shoulder surgery during the bye.


StreakSmarts Pick: Atlanta Falcons

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick