Refresh
Page last updated on Wed Apr 23 09:05:42 EDT 2014
RECAP
11/18/2012 5:36 PM EST
Despite Ryan's 5 picks, Falcons beat Cards 23-19
ATLANTA 23, ARIZONA 19

By PAUL NEWBERRY
AP Sports Writer

ATLANTA (AP) -- Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons can forget
about any style points.



This one was downright ugly.



That's OK with them. It's still a victory.



Bouncing back from their first loss of the season and overcoming
Ryan's career-worst five interceptions, the Falcons rallied past
Arizona 23-19 on Sunday. Michael Turner scored the winning
touchdown on a 1-yard run with 6:40 remaining, and Larry
Fitzgerald couldn't hang on to a fourth-down pass that would've
given the feeble Cardinals a chance to pull it out.



"You can't worry about it," said Ryan, who had never thrown more
than three picks in a game. "Part of playing this position is
knowing there are going to be times when you make mistakes, when
you fall flat on your face. You've got to get up and keep
playing, keep throwing it. In those kind of situations, I'm just
worried about the next play."



Ryan became the first quarterback since Green Bay's Bart Starr
in 1967 to win a game despite throwing five interceptions with
no touchdowns, according to STATS LLC.



"That's good company to be in," Ryan said with a chuckle.



The Falcons (9-1) turned it over a total of six times, but Ryan
set up Turner's winning run with four completions for 64 yards,
including a 9-yarder to Tony Gonzalez that was just short of the
end zone. Turner scored on the next play.



Coming off a bye, Arizona (4-6) lost its sixth straight game.
The Cardinals tried to bolster their anemic offense by switching
quarterbacks, replacing John Skelton with rookie Ryan Lindley,
but they had only 178 yards.



"We said during the bye week we were going to make changes that
we thought necessary, and that's what we're going to do going
forward," Arizona coach Ken Whisenhunt said. "We have to make
more plays."



Both teams struggled offensively in the second half. The
Cardinals had the only points - going ahead 19-16 on Jay Feely's
fourth field goal of the game, set up by Ryan's fourth
interception - before the Falcons finally came alive on a
70-yard drive.



With Julio Jones sidelined by an ankle injury, Ryan completed an
11-yard pass to third receiver Harry Douglas, then a 26-yarder
to Douglas into Arizona territory. Roddy White hauled in an
18-yard pass before Ryan, on third-and-5 at the Arizona 10, went
to ol' reliable. Gonzalez grabbed the pass and stretched for the
goal line, getting his helmet knocked off in the process.



The officials ruled him down about a foot short. Turner carried
it in from there, standing defiantly in the end zone in front of
the cheering Atlanta fans who had booed him earlier for the
Falcons' continuing problems running the ball.



Arizona had one more chance, after Ryan had a pass deflected at
the line, the ball wobbling into the arms of Cardinals
linebacker Sam Acho at the Falcons 32.



On fourth-and-2 with just over 3 minutes remaining, Lindley
threw a pass that Fitzgerald appeared to haul in at the 5 before
tumbling out of bounds. But as he took a hit from William Moore,
Fitzgerald rolled over and the ball came loose. The Falcons took
over and ran out the clock.



Ryan completed 28 of 48 for 301 yards.



LaRod Stephens-Howling accounted for most of Arizona's yards,
carrying 22 times for 127 yards. Lindley was 9 of 20 for 64
yards. Skelton was benched in the second quarter after going 2
of 7 for 6 yards.



"It's extremely frustrating," Cardinals center Lyle Sendlein
said. "If you would have told us yesterday we'd get the ball
four or five times on their side of the 50, I'd have said,
`Yeah, we're going to beat them, and beat them by a large
margin."



The turnover tone was set on the very first snap.



Ryan threw a little behind White, the ball bouncing off his
hands and right into the arms of Arizona safety Rashad Johnson
for the interception. He returned it to the Atlanta 9, and the
Cardinals punched it in two plays later on a 3-yard run by
Stephens-Howling.



On Arizona's next possession, Stephens-Howling broke off a
40-yard run to set up Feely's 48-yard field goal. The Falcons
were down 10-0 before they even gained a yard.



Ryan threw two more interceptions before the first quarter was
done, the second of which led to another field goal by Feely to
make it 13-0. But the Falcons rallied to tie it up by halftime,
coming up with a huge defensive play after the Cardinals brought
in Lindley.



As the rookie dropped back to pass on third down, John Abraham
came in from the blind side and got his hand on the ball a
split-second before Lindley's arm came forward. While both teams
mostly stood around, thinking it was an incomplete pass, Abraham
motioned for Jonathan Babineaux to pick up it up. The 300-pound
tackle did just that, running 15 yards for a stunning touchdown.



"Multiple players told me they heard a whistle," Whisenhunt
insisted.



With a nod to Gonzalez, Babineaux feigned like was going to dunk
the ball over the crossbar, but just flipped it over instead.



Call it a celebratory layup.



"We're always taught to finish play," Babineaux said. "I looked
at the ref. I saw him running, so I figured the play was still
going."



NOTES: Stephens-Howling had only 184 yards rushing coming into
the game. ... The Falcons lost CB Asante Samuel (right
shoulder) in the first half, and WR Julio Jones (right ankle)
hobbled off in the fourth quarter. .... Cardinals CB Patrick
Peterson was slowed by a hamstring injury.



---



Online: http://pro32.ap.org/poll and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL

---



Follow Paul Newberry on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pnewberry1963

TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
Atlanta Braves
2
Dallas Mavericks
3
Atlanta Braves
4
Portland Trailblazers
5
Miami Heat
04/23/2014
MLBMiami Marlins vs Atlanta Braves09:10 AM PST
France - Ligue 1Evian TG FC at Paris St Germain09:30 AM PST
France - Ligue 1Olympique Lyon at Toulouse FC09:30 AM PST
MLBArizona Diamondbacks vs Chicago Cubs11:20 AM PST
Argentina - MinorClub Atletico Fenix at CA Platense11:30 AM PST
UEFA Champions LeagueBayern Munich at Real Madrid11:45 AM PST
MLBSan Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies12:10 PM PST
MLBTexas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics12:35 PM PST
MLBHouston Astros vs Seattle Mariners12:40 PM PST
Intl Clubs - Copa LibertadoresVelez Sarsfield at Nacional FC3:45 PM PST
NBACharlotte Bobcats vs Miami Heat4:00 PM PST
MLBCincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates4:05 PM PST
MLBKansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians4:05 PM PST
MLBBaltimore Orioles vs Toronto Blue Jays4:05 PM PST
MLBChicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers4:05 PM PST
MLBLos Angeles Angels vs Washington Nationals4:05 PM PST
NHLPittsburgh Penguins vs Columbus Blue Jackets4:05 PM PST
MLBSt. Louis Cardinals vs New York Mets4:10 PM PST
MLBMinnesota Twins vs Tampa Bay Rays4:10 PM PST
MLBNew York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox4:10 PM PST
USA - MLSHouston Dynamo at NY Red Bulls4:30 PM PST
Intl Clubs - CONCACAF - Champions LeagueCruz Azul at Deportivo Toluca5:00 PM PST
NBADallas Mavericks vs San Antonio Spurs5:05 PM PST
NHLAnaheim Ducks vs Dallas Stars5:05 PM PST
MLBSan Diego Padres vs Milwaukee Brewers5:10 PM PST
Brazil - Copa do BrasilSao Paulo SP at CRB AL6:00 PM PST
Brazil - Copa do BrasilFluminense RJ at Tupi MG6:00 PM PST
Intl Clubs - Copa LibertadoresAtletico Mineiro MG at Atletico Nacional Medellin6:00 PM PST
Intl Clubs - Copa LibertadoresGremio RS at CA San Lorenzo6:00 PM PST
NBAPortland Trailblazers vs Houston Rockets6:35 PM PST
NHLSt. Louis Blues vs Chicago Blackhawks6:35 PM PST
Costa Rica - Primera DivisionUruguay de Coronado at CD Belen Siglo Xxi7:00 PM PST
Costa Rica - Primera DivisionLimon FC at FC Puntarenas7:00 PM PST
Costa Rica - Primera DivisionAD Carmelita at CS Herediano7:00 PM PST
Costa Rica - Primera DivisionPerez Zeledon at Liga Deportiva Alajuelense7:00 PM PST
Costa Rica - Primera DivisionDeportivo Saprissa at CS Cartagines7:00 PM PST
MLBPhiladelphia Phillies vs Los Angeles Dodgers7:10 PM PST
Intl Clubs - Copa LibertadoresAtletico Lanus at Santos Laguna8:10 PM PST
04/24/2014
UEFA Europa LeagueValencia CF at Sevilla FC12:05 PM PST
UEFA Europa LeagueJuventus Turin at Benfica Lisbon12:05 PM PST
NBAIndiana Pacers vs Atlanta Hawks4:05 PM PST
NHLMontreal Canadiens vs Tampa Bay Lightning4:05 PM PST
NBAOklahoma City Thunder vs Memphis Grizzlies5:00 PM PST
NHLBoston Bruins vs Detroit Red Wings5:05 PM PST
Intl Clubs - Copa LibertadoresUnion Espanola at Arsenal de Sarandi5:15 PM PST
NHLColorado Avalanche vs Minnesota Wild6:35 PM PST
NBALos Angeles Clippers vs Golden State Warriors7:35 PM PST
NHLSan Jose Sharks vs Los Angeles Kings7:35 PM PST
04/25/2014
Russia - Premier LeagueFC Amkar Perm at FC Kryliya Sovetov Samara08:00 AM PST
France - Ligue 2LB Chateauroux at Istres FC11:00 AM PST
France - Ligue 2Clermont Foot at Stade Brest11:00 AM PST
France - Ligue 2AC Havre at US Creteil11:00 AM PST
France - Ligue 2Chamois Niort FC at Stade Lavallois MFC11:00 AM PST
France - Ligue 2Troyes AC at Tours FC11:00 AM PST
Czech - 1. LigaFK Teplice at FC Viktoria Plzen11:15 AM PST
France - Ligue 1Olympique Marseille at FC Nantes11:30 AM PST
Germany - BundesligaVfB Stuttgart at Hannover 9611:30 AM PST
England - DivisionsYeovil Town at Brighton & Hove Albion FC11:45 AM PST
Italy - Serie AAC Milan at AS Roma11:45 AM PST
Scotland - PremierFC St Mirren at Partick Thistle11:45 AM PST
Spain - La LigaLevante UD at Elche CF12:00 PM PST
Argentina - PrimeraCA Tigre at Newell's Old Boys3:10 PM PST
Brazil - Serie BSampaio Correa MA at Icasa CE3:30 PM PST
Uruguay - Primera DivisionCA Rentistas at Defensor Sporting4:00 PM PST
NBAToronto Raptors vs Brooklyn Nets4:05 PM PST
NHLNew York Rangers vs Philadelphia Flyers4:05 PM PST
Brazil - Serie BJoinville SC at Parana Clube PR5:00 PM PST
NBAChicago Bulls vs Washington Wizards5:05 PM PST
NHLChicago Blackhawks vs St. Louis Blues5:05 PM PST
Mexico - PrimeraCF Pachuca at Gallos Blancos5:30 PM PST
Mexico - PrimeraLeon at Club Tijuana7:30 PM PST
NBAHouston Rockets vs Portland Trailblazers7:35 PM PST
NHLDallas Stars vs Anaheim Ducks7:35 PM PST
04/26/2014
England - DivisionsIpswich Town at Burnley FC04:15 AM PST
England - Premier LeagueEverton FC at Southampton FC04:45 AM PST
France - Ligue 2FC Metz at AJ Auxerre05:00 AM PST
Russia - Premier LeagueVolga Nizhny Novgorod at Zenit St Petersburg05:30 AM PST
Germany - BundesligaWerder Bremen at Bayern Munich06:30 AM PST
Germany - BundesligaSC Freiburg at VfL Wolfsburg06:30 AM PST
Germany - BundesligaEintracht Frankfurt at 1899 Hoffenheim06:30 AM PST
Germany - Bundesliga1 FC Nuremberg at 1 Fsv Mainz 0506:30 AM PST
Germany - BundesligaEintracht Braunschweig at Hertha BSC06:30 AM PST
England - DivisionsGillingham FC at Preston North End07:00 AM PST
England - DivisionsCrawley Town at Bradford City07:00 AM PST
England - DivisionsBrentford FC at Colchester Utdfc07:00 AM PST
England - DivisionsTranmere Rovers at Leyton Orient07:00 AM PST
England - DivisionsCrewe Alexandra FC at Bristol City07:00 AM PST
England - DivisionsBolton Wanderers at Sheffield Wednesday07:00 AM PST
England - DivisionsNottingham Forest at Bournemouth AFC07:00 AM PST
England - DivisionsReading FC at Doncaster Rovers07:00 AM PST
England - DivisionsBlackburn Rovers at Charlton Athletic07:00 AM PST
England - DivisionsLeicester City at Huddersfield Town07:00 AM PST
England - DivisionsMillwall FC at Queens Park Rangers07:00 AM PST
England - DivisionsBarnsley FC at Middlesbrough FC07:00 AM PST
England - DivisionsBlackpool FC at Wigan Athletic07:00 AM PST
England - DivisionsWatford FC at Derby County07:00 AM PST
England - DivisionsLeeds Utd at Birmingham City07:00 AM PST
England - DivisionsWalsall FC at Stevenage FC07:00 AM PST
England - DivisionsWolverhampton Wanderers at Coventry City07:00 AM PST
England - Premier LeagueHull City at Fulham FC07:00 AM PST
England - Premier LeagueTottenham Hotspur at Stoke City07:00 AM PST
England - Premier LeagueAston Villa at Swansea City07:00 AM PST
England - Premier LeagueWest Ham Utd at West Bromwich Albion07:00 AM PST
Israel - Premier LeagueIroni Ramat Hasharon at Beitar Jerusalem07:00 AM PST
Israel - Premier LeagueHapoel Haifa at Hapoel Akko07:00 AM PST
Israel - Premier LeagueAshdod SC at Hapoel Raanana07:00 AM PST
Israel - Premier LeagueBnei Yehuda Tel Aviv at Maccabi Petach Tikva07:00 AM PST
Spain - La LigaRayo Vallecano at Granada CF07:00 AM PST
Czech - 1. LigaDukla Prague at FC Banik Ostrava08:00 AM PST
France - Ligue 1AS Monaco at AC Ajaccio08:00 AM PST
Israel - Premier LeagueHapoel Beer Sheva at Bnei Sakhnin FC08:00 AM PST
Russia - Premier LeagueFC Lokomotiv Moscow at FC Krasnodar08:00 AM PST
Italy - Serie AAC Fiorentina at Bologna FC09:00 AM PST
Spain - La LigaMalaga CF at Getafe CF09:00 AM PST
Spain - Segunda DivisionCD Lugo at Sporting Gijon09:00 AM PST
Spain - Segunda DivisionPonferradina SD at Deportivo La Coruna09:15 AM PST
England - DivisionsHereford Utd at Aldershot Town09:30 AM PST
England - DivisionsMacclesfield Town at Alfreton Town FC09:30 AM PST
England - DivisionsGrimsby Town at Braintree Town09:30 AM PST
England - DivisionsSalisbury City at Chester City09:30 AM PST
England - DivisionsWrexham FC at Forest Green Rovers09:30 AM PST
England - DivisionsCambridge Utd FC at Gateshead FC09:30 AM PST
England - DivisionsLuton Town at Hyde Utd09:30 AM PST
England - DivisionsBarnet FC at Lincoln City09:30 AM PST
England - DivisionsDartford FC at Nuneaton Town FC09:30 AM PST
England - DivisionsWoking FC at Tamworth FC09:30 AM PST
England - DivisionsSouthport FC at Welling Utd09:30 AM PST
England - DivisionsKidderminster Harriers at Halifax Town09:30 AM PST
England - Premier LeagueNorwich City at Manchester Utd09:30 AM PST
Germany - BundesligaBorussia Dortmund at Bayer Leverkusen09:30 AM PST
Czech - 1. LigaSK Sigma Olomouc at 1 FC Slovacko10:00 AM PST
Israel - Premier LeagueMaccabi Tel Aviv at Hapoel Tel Aviv10:00 AM PST
Argentina - PrimeraCA San Lorenzo at CA Belgrano11:00 AM PST
Argentina - Primera BCrucero del Norte at Defensa y Justicia11:00 AM PST
France - Ligue 1FC Lorient at Stade Rennes11:00 AM PST
France - Ligue 1Stade Reims at OGC Nice11:00 AM PST
France - Ligue 1AS Saint Etienne at Evian TG FC11:00 AM PST
France - Ligue 1Toulouse FC at Montpellier Hsc11:00 AM PST
France - Ligue 1Valenciennes FC at EA Guingamp11:00 AM PST
Spain - La LigaCA Osasuna at Real Madrid11:00 AM PST
Spain - Segunda DivisionCD Mirandes at Cordoba CF11:00 AM PST
Czech - 1. LigaFC Slovan Liberec at Sparta Prague11:15 AM PST
Argentina - Primera BCA Talleres at CA Brown de Adrogue11:30 AM PST
Chile - PrimeraEverton de Vina Del Mar at Huachipato11:30 AM PST
Chile - PrimeraPalestino at Audax Italiano11:30 AM PST
Uruguay - Primera DivisionEl Tanque Sisley at Racing Club Mdeo.11:30 AM PST
Uruguay - Primera DivisionDanubio FC at CA River Plate11:30 AM PST
Uruguay - Primera DivisionJuventud de LP at CA Cerro11:30 AM PST
Italy - Serie ASSC Napoli at Inter Milan11:45 AM PST
Brazil - Serie BAmerica RN at Oeste SP12:20 PM PST
Brazil - Serie BSanta Cruz PE at Portuguesa SP12:20 PM PST
Brazil - Serie BVila Nova GO at Nautico PE12:20 PM PST
Brazil - Serie BVasco Da Gama RJ at Luverdense MT12:20 PM PST
Brazil - Serie BPonte Preta SP at Atletico Goianiense12:20 PM PST
BOXINGJ Molina vs L MATTHYSSE6:30 PM PST
BOXINGJ Diaz vs K Thurman7:15 PM PST
USA - MLSChivas Usa at San Jose Earthquakes7:30 PM PST
05/03/2014
BOXINGM Maidana vs F Mayweather Jr8:00 PM PST
TONIGHT'S NBA WINNING ACTION!
Access Tonight's featured Premium Pick "guaranteed" to win! Simply put your email in the box below or text/call 702-979-4410

Featured pick:

HAWKS VS. PACES 7:00 PM ET


* WINNER, WINNER, WINNER *

Here's result from our 2014 Premium Picks.

January (+16.9 Units): $1,690.00
February (+6.6 Units): $660.00
March (+22.9 Units): $2,290.00
Total: (46.4 Units): $4,640.00

Don't miss out on Tonight's pick. Enter your email address in the box below or text/call now: 702-979-4410

EMAIL: