ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Falcons and Arizona Cardinals seem to be pretty much on equal footing into what appears to be a dud of a game this week.
Injuries have essentially ruined each team's season. The Falcons (4-9) have dropped five straight and have the NFL's worst rushing offense. The Cardinals (3-10) have lost four of five with the league's second-worst rushing attack. They rank last in scoring and passing.
The Falcons entered Week 1 as a Super Bowl contender after winning the NFC title in 2016 and advancing to the divisional round last year, but they lost three starters on defense and three on offense. Atlanta hasn't been the same since.