Smith: Didn't put Falcons in position to win Falcons coach Mike Smith indirectly admitted he made a mistake with a late timeout in Sunday's 26-24 loss to Cleveland -- a timeout that helped set up Billy Cundiff's game-winning 37-yard field goal for the Browns.
Atlanta QB Michael Vick is still learning the West Coast offense, but he is showing signs of improvement every week. He has the potential to have a big game working against an Arizona secondary devoid of talent. Arizona's offense needs to run the ball and control the clock in order to have a shot at an upset.
However, it could get out of hand rather quickly if the front five continues to struggle. This game will be a race for tempo. If the Falcons set the tone early by playing aggressive defense and getting a couple of game-breaking plays from Vick, the Cardinals may never recover.