The Cardinals' struggles on the East Coast again will on public display this week as the club…
Report Card: Cardinals vs Atlanta Falcons
RUSHING OFFENSE A - The Cardinals have struggled so much this season that an 86-yard day merits a high grade. The run game was productive with Edgerrin James averaging 4.6 yards a carry. He finished with 73 yards.
PASS DEFENSE: A - The Cardinals made Matt Ryan look like a rookie, intercepting him twice and sacking him three times. They gave receiver Roddy White a big cushion, but his 11 catches produced just 84 yards.
RUSH DEFENSE: A - The Cardinals were disciplined and physical. They missed few tackles and held the Falcons to 60 yards rushing, including just six in the second half. Michael Turner gained only 42 yards on 18 carries.
SPECIAL TEAMS: A - The coverage teams were excellent, and punter Ben Graham put four kicks inside the Falcons' 20 and three of those were inside the 10. Kicker Neil Rackers missed a 51-yard field goal.
COACHING: A - The game plans on both sides of the ball were excellent. Defensively, the Cardinals changed things up by using different looks along the line. On offense, it made good sense to continue to call runs, and the decision to throw at the end of the game was bold.
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