Cardinals vs. Falcons: 3 key matchups

081612 ATLANTA: Falcons 14 year veteran center Todd McClure leads the team on to the field to play the Bengals at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Thursday, August 16, 2012.      CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

081612 ATLANTA: Falcons 14 year veteran center Todd McClure leads the team on to the field to play the Bengals at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Thursday, August 16, 2012. CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

Cardinals NT Dan Williams vs. Falcons C Todd McClure: Williams, a stout run stuffer at 6-foot-3, 327 pounds, sets the point of the Cardinals’ 3-4 defense. Williams, a first-round pick in 2010, has 14 tackles, one forced fumble and one quarterback hit. McClure went on a rant last week after the Falcons’ short-yardage offense was stuffed. The line could scratch out only 15 yards for Michael Turner on 13 carries.

Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson vs. vs. Falcons WR Roddy White: Peterson has 29 tackles and three interceptions and has forced one fumble. He is not a strong tackler at times and will shy away from contact. With Julio Jones’ status to be decided shortly before kickoff, Peterson likely will spend most of his day on White, who has 54 catches for 823 yards and four touchdowns.

Cardinals LT Nate Potter vs. Falcons DE John Abraham: Potter took over for D’Anthony Batiste during the second quarter of the Cardinals’ game at Green Bay on Nov. 4. The former Boise State standout will make his first NFL start against the NFL’s current active sack leader. Abraham played only 52 percent of the defensive snaps against New Orleans. The Falcons are using him more as a stand-up linebacker in their hybrid 3-4/4-3 defenses.

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28 comments Add your comment

4BsihTneeS

November 16th, 2012
8:10 am

Blue Fender

November 16th, 2012
8:54 am

Just go and crush ‘em!

Damage Inc.

November 16th, 2012
9:29 am

I hear Sean Payton is going to Dallas to be closer to the NO fan base. (get it?, get it?)

Calvin G. Sims, Sr.

November 16th, 2012
9:33 am

Let Julio and Spoon rest this week. We need them both next week for the division game.

Go Falcons!!!

Calvin G. Sims, Sr.

November 16th, 2012
9:33 am

Enter your comments here

Answer This

November 16th, 2012
9:41 am

@Damage Inc
Now Damage dont you go upsetting SeenThisB4(he has seen the Aint fans wearing brown paperbags) with that type of talk! You will only make him cry!
RISE UP!
BUT IT WAS FUNNY AS HECK!

SeenThisBFalcon

November 16th, 2012
9:47 am

RISE UP!!!!!!!!

Singing Toilet Water

November 16th, 2012
9:51 am

I liked it better when they were the St Louis Cardinals.

Buddy Landel

November 16th, 2012
9:55 am

Nothing about Jim Hart and Roger Wehrli? Stump Mitchell and Mel Gray?

Pamela

November 16th, 2012
10:02 am

Gooooo Cardinals!

The Real Falcon

November 16th, 2012
10:21 am

This will NOT be a gimmie game. Have to impose our will on them.
But the only going the Cardinals will be doing is back to the airport after the loss.

Buddy Landel

November 16th, 2012
10:38 am

Pamela, get back in the kitchen.

D man

November 16th, 2012
10:45 am

Falcons will win if they play an average game this week. The Cardnals stink…

Esquire

November 16th, 2012
11:02 am

5-6-7-8
Everywhere we goooO,
Everywhere we goooO,
People wanna knooOw,
People wanna knooOw,
Who we aaa are,
Who we aaa are,
So we tell theem, So we tell theem,
We are the FALCONS!! We are the FALCONS!!
MIGHTY MIGHTY FALCONS, MIGHTY MIGHTY FALCONS !!
OHH AHH OHH YEEAHH

4BsihTneeS

November 16th, 2012
11:14 am

@Esqueer: Louder, there’s fewer riders on your bandwagon this week, so you have to be louder to be heard. Mighty?! Ba ha ha ha!

D. Orlando Ledbetter

November 16th, 2012
11:17 am

Buddy Landel – That’s mean. Be nice to Pamela.

D. Orlando Ledbetter

November 16th, 2012
11:18 am

Buddy Landel – My favorite Cardinal was Johnny Roland!! He was stud! Bobby Moore (before he changed his name to Ahmad Rashad) was another good Cardinal!

Esquire

November 16th, 2012
11:21 am

“McClure went on a rant”…………….? You’re gonna stick with that rant stuff ay? That’s the problem with writers, nobody is there to revoke their narrative license when it’s warranted. I mean even your editor is as proud as a daddy of a newborn baby when the truth is ssssstttttrrrrrreeeeetttttccccchhhhhheeeeeddddd. I already looked up rant once and I didn’t even need to then, it wasn’t a rant.

4BsihTneeS

November 16th, 2012
11:27 am

Wasn’t it Abraham that Ivory sidestepped right by, on his 56 yard run? Think it was.

Esquire

November 16th, 2012
11:33 am

Buddy Landel
November 16th, 2012
10:38 am

Pamela, get back in the kitchen.
*********************************************
Is food all you can think about?

warfalcon

November 16th, 2012
12:37 pm

LETS GO FALCONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Esquire

November 16th, 2012
4:48 pm

Marshawn Lynch 67yard Winning TD !! Oh what a sweet run………….and Seattle was 7-9 that year………wonder if the Caints can win the South this year under .500…………..roflmao……NOT

http://tinyurl.com/36znezd

……. must have scored on who????? oh yeah, it sent the caints home for the playoffs……..I can watch it over and over, especially that part where he just tosses Tracy Porter to the side like throwing sunflower seeds to the squirrels.

Esquire

November 16th, 2012
5:15 pm

Esquire

November 16th, 2012
5:43 pm

SUXTHISBZERO
November 16th, 2012
11:27 am

Wasn’t it Abraham that Ivory sidestepped right by, on his 56 yard run? Think it was.
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Nope, Samuel. No wait, both of ‘em………….!! See you in Atlanta!!

hiramsaint

November 16th, 2012
8:24 pm

and dunta got beotch slapped twice by him too !

Heat Check

November 17th, 2012
11:14 am

True Falcon Fan

November 17th, 2012
1:07 pm

I know the missing 3 are wins too, I got it!

You really meant 14-2 Right…………….