Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • ARI 178
    • 354 ATL
  • Turnovers

    • ARI 1
    • 6 ATL
  • Possession

    ARI ATL
    32:41 27:19
  • 1st Downs

    • ARI 7
    • 20 ATL

Game Information

Georgia Dome
Coverage: FOX
  • Atlanta, GA 30313
  • Line: ATL -9.5
Attendance: 69,630
98%
Capacity: 71,250
Referees: Bill Vinovich
11/18/2012 Associated Press

Falcons rally past Cards despite Ryan's 5 INTs

Matt Ryan overcame a career-worst five interceptions, guiding Atlanta to its only offensive touchdown in the fourth quarter, and the Falcons rallied for a sloppy 23-19 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

Scoring Summary

FOX1234T
Cardinals1330319
Falcons0160723
first QuarterARIATL
TD
13:59
Larod Stephens-Howling 3 Yard Run
2 plays, 9 yards, 0:47
60
XP
13:54
Jay Feely Kick is Good
2 plays, 9 yards, 0:47
70
FG
11:03
Jay Feely 48 Yard Field Goal is Good
5 plays, 40 yards, 2:00
100
FG
1:06
Jay Feely 28 Yard Field Goal is Good
4 plays, 9 yards, 1:38
130
second QuarterARIATL
FG
9:44
Matt Bryant 51 Yard Field Goal is Good
13 plays, 47 yards, 6:23
133
TD
8:46
Jonathan Babineaux 15 Yard Fumble Return
2 plays, 22 yard, 1:02
1310
XP
8:37
Matt Bryant Kick is Good
2 plays, 22 yard, 1:02
1310
FG
1:56
Matt Bryant 28 Yard Field Goal is Good
10 plays, 80 yards, 4:56
1313
FG
0:37
Jay Feely 38 Yard Field Goal is Good
6 plays, 74 yards, 1:20
1613
FG
0:02
Matt Bryant 48 Yard Field Goal is Good
5 plays, 50 yards, 0:32
1616
fourth QuarterARIATL
FG
15:00
Jay Feely 27 Yard Field Goal is Good
4 plays, 7 yards, 1:47
1916
TD
6:42
Michael Turner 1 Yard Run
7 plays, 70 yards, 3:04
1922
XP
6:40
Matt Bryant Kick is Good
7 plays, 70 yards, 3:04
1923

Research Notes

  • The Cardinals duo of Ryan Lindley and John Skelton combined to post a Total QBR of 3.7 in Sunday's loss to the Falcons.It was the 10th time that the Cardinals have had a single-game QBR under 10 since Kurt Warner retired in 2009, most in the NFL over that span.

  • How do you lose a game when your defense intercepts Matt Ryan five times? Two quarterbacks combining to go 11-of-27 for 70 yards is a start. Cardinals quarterbacks combined to complete only 2-of-13 passes deeper than five yards downfield for 25 yards, the third time this season a team has not completed at least three of those passes (49ers' Alex Smith 2-of-8 in Week 7, Vikings' Christian Ponder 2-of-7 in Week 9). Arizona's 15.4 completion percentage on those throws is the worst since Week 16 of last season (Ravens' Joe Flacco 2-of-13, 15.4 percent).

  • The Falcons won despite a poor showing from Matt Ryan, who finished Sunday's game 28-of-46 for 301 yards and five interceptions, his worst completion percentage in a game since Week 14 of last season. Four of Ryan's five interceptions came on throws 10 yards or fewer downfield, but Ryan was especially inefficient on deeper throws, and could have been even worse had Sam Acho not dropped a potential sixth interception 11 yards downfield in the first quarter.--Julio Jones was active but limited on Sunday. Ryan was 3-of-7 for 33 yards and an interception when targeting Jones.

  • From Elias: Matt Ryan is the 4th quarterback to throw 5 interceptions with no touchdowns IN A WIN. He is the first to do it since Bart Starr in 1967.

  • Matt Ryan joins Tony Romo (in 2007) as the only QBs in the last 20 seasons to throw 5 interceptions and win the game. Ryan is the 1st Falcons QB to do it.

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