Cardinals vs Falcons Live Stream Online,Few teams are out of contention in the wide-open NFC playoff chase, but two of the teams on the outside will square off Sunday in a matchup that has more implications for position in next year’s draft.
When: Sunday at 1:00 PM ET
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Georgia
Atlanta will square off against Arizona at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. Atlanta will be hoping to build upon the 38-19 win they picked up against Arizona the last time they played.
Atlanta came up short against Green Bay last week, falling 20-34. Atlanta got a solid performance out of Julio Jones, who caught 8 passes for 106 yards and 2 touchdowns; unfortunately, it just wasn’t enough for the win.
Atlanta are the favorite in this one, with an expected 9.5-point margin of victory. Those sticking with them against the spread have guts, to put it politely, as the squad has let down bettors in the past five games.
With the two teams each stumbling in off of a loss, both will be hungry for the victory. The Atlanta defense got after the quarterback against Green Bay to the tune of four sacks, so Arizona’s offensive line better have put in some good practice this past week in preparation for the contest.
But if you like intrigue and drama, you might want to tune in and catch the game within the game. It’s the one element that might really be able to capture your full attention.
It’s the one-on-one matchup between Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson and Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones. They are two of the very best at their respective positions and it’s the continuation of a personal rivalry that began when they each were collegiate standouts – Peterson at LSU and Jones at Alabama.
“I put him on notice on Tuesday – ‘Let’s go. Best versus best,’ ” Peterson said, referencing a post he shared on social media. “These are the type of matchups I live and thrive for. I’m sure he’s the same way. This is why you play the game of football. This is why Hall of Famers are Hall of Famers. This is why greats are greats.
“It’s because they look forward to these types of matchups. And I want to make sure I’m doing everything I can to make sure I’m on top of my game.”
Both players have been dynamite throughout their careers and specifically, this season, even though their teams haven’t played up to par. Peterson has only allowed 25 total receptions, the second-fewest by a cornerback in 2018. Jones leads the NFL with 1,429 receiving yards – becoming the first player in league history to record 1,400 or more in five consecutive seasons. And he ranks fourth this year with 94 receptions.
Jones missed almost all of practice in the days leading up to this game because of a sore foot, a calf strain and an illness. But he’s fully expected to play according to Falcons coach Dan Quinn, who said, “Julio and Pat, that’ll provide for some really good ball.”