Atlanta Falcons looking to extend their 29-year streak vs. Cardinals
We are will be hoping that tomorrow will be the 29th anniversary of the last time the Arizona Cardinals beat the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta, instead of the one-day anniversary—if there is such a thing.
If the Falcons can beat the Cardinals today, then they will extend their home winning streak against Arizona to ten games.
The Cardinals have not defeated the Atlanta Falcons on the road since they were the “Phoenix Cardinals”
January 2nd, 1994—the last time that the Atlanta Falcons lost at home to the Cardinals. It has been exactly 10,591 days since they fell at home to their fellow birds. The Falcons have defeated the Cardinals in nine-straight games at home and have outscored them 256 to 110. It has been pure domination.
If the Falcons can defeat them once again today, which is fairly likely, then they will extend the streak to at least 30 years since they are guaranteed to not play them next year, barring both of them playing in the playoffs.
The last road win by the Cardinals in Atlanta came when the then-Phoenix Cardinals beat the Falcons by a score of 27 to 10. Steve Beuelein was quarterbacking Phoenix while Bobby Hebert and Billy Joe Tolliver took snaps for Atlanta.
Arizona has failed to score more than 19 points in any of those games while the Falcons have scored 23 or more in seven of those nine games. There have actually been a couple of low-scoring games in 1994 and 2004 where the final scores were 10 to 6 and 6 to 3, respectively.
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Despite the domination at home, the Falcons actually trail the Cardinals in the all-time series by a record of 15 to 17. Much of that is because Atlanta is just 2-11 in Arizona during their history, including the most recent game in 2019 when Matt Bryant missed an extra point that would have likely sent the game to overtime.
Hopefully, this streak continues for another two years. Sure, a lot of fans want a high draft pick but there is nothing like winning a game, especially when it will extend a significant streak to 30 years or more.