The wait is almost over.
The bye week for the Atlanta Falcons is winding to an end and it came at an opportune time. Injuries began to mount as key players such as running back Tevin Coleman (hamstring) and cornerback Desmond Trufant (shoulder) nursing injuries and missing significant time.
The Falcons suffered a 24-15 loss on the road to the Philadelphia Eagles in week 10 that resulted in the 6-4 record for Atlanta. The loss to the Eagles was not earth-shattering by any means. The Eagles are a team that has more talent than their record will show. Believe it or not, some good did come from the matchup with the Eagles. Strong safety Keanu Neal made his presence known in a big way, defensive end Vic Beasley continued to make plays, and even game planning to “shutdown” Julio Jones was not very much successful.
So now the Falcons move on to the 4-5-1 Arizona Cardinals who themselves are coming off a road loss to the Minnesota Vikings last week. The Cardinals are another team in which you as the fan/viewer should disregard the record. There is plenty of talent on the team and they participated in the 2015 NFC Championship Game for a reason. In order for the refreshed Falcons to find a rhythm and pick up a win over the Cardinals, here are some key tasks to be done.