The Falcons scored on three touchdown drives – all over 70 yards – en route to a 17-point halftime lead against the Cardinals.
Michael Turner rushed for 75 yards on nine carries before leaving with a groin injury. His return is questionable. Jason Snelling kept the offense rolling in Turner’s absence rolling up 93 total yards and two touchdowns.
The Cardinals had a penalty on their first kick return erase a touchdown by LaRod Stephens-Howling. Tim Hightower scored on an 80-yard touchdown run providing the only offense for the Cardinals.
Sean Weatherspoon had his first sack and did what appeared to be a “spoon” dance where he mimicked feeding himself with a spoon. That’s my interpretation anyway. Christopher Owens had the game’s only interception but his return is questionable with a thigh injury.
The Falcons have 21 first downs. The Cardinals have 8.
Under the Mike Smith era, the Falcons are 18-1 when leading at halftime.