Falcons at Cardinals VITALS Falcons by 2.5TV: Ch.4 (Tom Hammond, Cris Collinsworth)RADIO: WFAN-660 AM (Dave Sims, Jim Fassel)FORECAST: Partly cloudy, temperatures in the mid- to upper 60s with light winds. INJURY IMPACT FEATURE MATCHUPS Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald vs. Falcons CB Chris Houston: Big and physical, Fitzgerald fights for every ball. The Falcons play a lot of two-deep zone and although Boldin is coming back from an injury, it will be difficult to double any of the Cardinal wideouts because Arizona is so deep at the position. This is a big red-zone matchup with Fitzgerald going up for jump balls. SCOUT SAYS INTANGIBLESThe Cardinals host their first playoff game since 1947 when they played in Chicago, two homes ago. Ken Whisenhunt has changed the losing culture but they still have much to prove. Although they stopped the bleeding against Seattle last week, the Cards were abysmal down the stretch, exposed as a one-dimensional team. Aside from Kurt Warner and Edgerrin James, there isn’t much big-game experience, even when compared to the Falcons. The Falcons, who pulled off a remarkable turnaround under first-year coach Mike Smith, have been a tough-minded team and won five of six down the stretch. PREDICTIONFalcons, 34-30:… Read full this story
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