Arizona 27, Atlanta 13

Date - 4:25 PM EST, Sunday, October 27, 2013
Location - University of Phoenix Stadium, Phoenix, Arizona
Temperature - DOME
Head Official - Mike Carey
Attendance - 60671

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Atlanta 3 3 0 7 13
Arizona 0 21 3 3 27

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 2-5 2-2 0-3 L1
Arizona 4-4 3-1 1-3 W1

Recap


Cardinals 27, Falcons 13: Rookie Andre Ellington rushed for a career-high 154 yards and a touchdown and Carson Palmer threw a pair of touchdown passes as host Arizona snapped a two-game skid. 

The Cardinals (4-4) were dominant defensively, holding Atlanta to 292 total yards and sacking Matt Ryan four times. Ryan was 34-of-61 for 301 yards with a touchdown and four interceptions and the Falcons (2-5) managed only 27 yards on 14 rushing attempts.

Palmer was efficient, completing 13-of-18 for 172 yards with an interception to go with the two TDs. Larry Fitzgerald caught four passes for 48 yards and a score and Michael Floyd also had a touchdown grab. 

Atlanta moved the ball early but had to settle for a pair of Matt Bryant field goals sandwiched around Fitzgerald's 10-yard touchdown catch. Ellington went 80 yards on the first play from scrimmage following Bryant's second field goal to make it 14-6, and Palmer and Floyd hooked up for a 15-yard score with 1:55 left in the half.

The Falcons' first three possessions after the break ended with interceptions while the Cardinals tacked on a pair of field goals by Jay Feely before Ryan hit Drew Davis for a late touchdown pass. Steven Jackson returned for Atlanta after missing four games with a hamstring injury, but he was limited to six yards on 11 carries.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Fitzgerald became the youngest player in NFL history to reach 800 receptions. … Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez had three receptions for 26 yards and has caught a pass in 202 consecutive games, the second-longest streak in NFL history. … Ryan had his streak of games with at least two touchdown passes snapped at six. 

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Atlanta   Arizona
Matt Ryan Player Andre Ellington
1 Attempts 15
13 Yards 154
13.0 Avg Yards 10.3
0 Touchdowns 1
13 Long 80
Receiving
Atlanta   Arizona
Harry Douglas Player Teddy Williams
12 Receptions 1
121 Yards 51
10.1 Avg Yards 51.0
0 Touchdowns 0
25 Long 51

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Atlanta 292 27 265 1 2 1 3.0 1
Arizona 348 201 147 3 2 4 4.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Arizona will play their next game at home against Houston . The Cardinals have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Carolina. The Falcons have a W/L % of .286 after a win and .286 after a loss.