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NFL Week 6 PFF ReFocused: Arizona Cardinals 34, Atlanta Falcons 33

Matt Bryant‘s missed PAT cost the Atlanta Falcons a shot at overtime and ultimately handed the Arizona Cardinals the 34-33 win at home.

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Final Score

Arizona Cardinals 34, Atlanta Falcons 33

Arizona Cardinals

This was easily the best performance of Kyler Murray‘s rookie season. Not limited to underneath passes as he has been for much of the early season, Murray demonstrated his outstanding accuracy on downfield throws and used his athleticism to consistently avoid the rush when pressured.

The Cardinals got excellent production from running backs David Johnson and Chase Edmonds, mostly as receivers out of the backfield. Throughout the game, the duo exploited mismatches in coverage against Atlanta linebackers, including the game-winning touchdown reception by Johson.

While his team got the win, Haason Reddick was a liability in coverage and really didn't add a ton of value in run defense. He allowed multiple receptions when targeted and logged a missed tackle in the contest.

Atlanta Falcons

Grady Jarrett was a force to be reckoned with against Arizona. It seemed he was in on almost every Atlanta run stop, as he simply destroyed blockers at the line of scrimmage all afternoon.

De'Vondre Campbell had an afternoon to remember, as he had significant issues in coverage with the Arizona running backs. He had at least one major bust in coverage and surrendered the game-winning touchdown reception to David Johnson late in the fourth quarter.

Both Austin Hooper and Matt Ryan had strong outings against Arizona, Atlanta's defense ultimately let them down. Ryan completed 30-of-36 passes for 356 yards and four touchdowns, and Hooper was responsible for eight catches, 117 yards and one touchdown.

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