Atlanta Falcons: Studs and duds vs. Cardinals, Week 6

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With the Atlanta Falcons falling to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 6 on Sunday, here are three studs and duds from the loss for the Falcons.

The Atlanta Falcons came into the sixth week of the 2019 season on Sunday needing a win to get things back on track in their slow start to the year. Coming into this weekend at 1-4 overall and already sliding down the NFC standings through just five contests, the Falcons dropped yet another game to start the year against the Arizona Cardinals, falling 34-33.

To start off the game in Week 6, the Falcons got out to an early lead on the road against the Cardinals, holding a 7-3 advantage after the first quarter. To round out the first half, however, Arizona put up 17 points in the second quarter while holding Atlanta to just three points, resulting in the Cardinals jumping out to a 20-10 advantage going into halftime.

In the second half, the Falcons began a late-game comeback attempt that felt short in the final minutes of the contest. While outscoring Arizona 23-14 in the final two quarters, Atlanta had a chance to tie the game with under a few minutes left, but kicker Matt Bryant missed an extra point that resulted in the Falcons losing in gut-wrenching fashion.

With the loss on Sunday evening, Atlanta has now lost four straight games to begin the 2019 campaign and have now dropped to 1-5 overall on the year. The Falcons now sit at the bottom of the NFC South standings, trailing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-4 overall), Carolina Panthers (4-2) and New Orleans Saints ahead of them in the division.

Atlanta will return home for the start of a two-week home stretch against two tough opponents. The Falcons will host the Los Angeles Rams in Week 7, before hosting the Seattle Seahawks the following week.

Following Atlanta falling for the fourth straight week, let’s take a look back at the tough-ending contest while diving into three studs and duds from the defeat.