Cardinals vs Falcons: Mike Smith looks to correct mistakes

Kevin C. Cox

Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith says the team will be back on Monday to fix things that need to be corrected, including finding a way to prevent big plays in the running game.

It is not often teams can find a way to win ballgames when losing the turnover battle, let alone giving it to the other team six times, but the Atlanta Falcons did just that on Sunday, defeating the visiting Arizona Cardinals by the score of 23-19. Falcons head coach Mike Smith talked about the turnovers and other things that need to be fixed, including one of his own mistakes, during the postgame conference, via AtlantaFalcons.com.

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, who entered Sunday's game with seven interceptions on the season, committed five interceptions alone against the Cardinals defense. Smith knows the team cannot turn the ball over the way they did on Sunday.

You can't be minus four in the turnovers, and normally, you're not going to win games. That doesn't happen very often in the National Football League.

Among things Mike Smith looks to fix in the upcoming days is the big plays in the running game. Atlanta allowed 137 yards on the ground in 26 carries. Smith, who received a flag for throwing the challenge flag on a turnover, also joked saying that miscue will be fixed rather quickly.

We've got to find a way for the coach not to throw a challenge flag at the wrong time. I can assure you that one will be addressed very quickly.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Atlanta

You must be a member of SB Nation Atlanta to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Atlanta. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Atlanta

You must be a member of SB Nation Atlanta to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Atlanta. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.