It was a rare pleasant week for the top of the NFC South, as both the Saints and Falcons were victorious, over teams with winning records to boot. It’s still possible that the winner of the division finishes with 10 losses, but now it’s a bit less likely. Especially because the Saints and Falcons still have a game left against each other.
Atlanta jumped out to a 17-0 lead over Arizona before the Cardinals finally got on the board thanks to a pick-six. It was only in garbage time late in the fourth quarter that Arizona scored its first offensive touchdown since Week 11. For the second week in a row, the Cardinals lost with Drew Stanton playing poorly and throwing two interceptions, including one that sealed the loss midway through the fourth quarter.
It was a big day for Julio Jones, who finished with 10 catches for 189 yards and a touchdown. Consecutive losses on the road doesn’t mean the Cardinals are done, but they’re getting close to squandering the great position they set themselves in through 10 games.