Cornerback DeAngelo Hall was left off the Pro Bowl roster and he'll look to take it out on Kurt Warner. Hall goes into Sunday's game looking for one pick to tie his career-high (6). Warner has thrown at least one interception in 10 games this season.
Hall brings aggression and speed to the Falcons' secondary. He might be over-matched by Arizona's top-flight receivers, but Anquan Boldin (toe) and Larry Fitzgerald (groin) are less than 100 percent.
Boldin has been limited in practice for the second consecutive week. He tallied 83 receiving yards last Sunday despite the injury.
Quarterback Chris Redman started the last three games for the Falcons, his first starts since 2002. The results have been disappointing.
Redman has been sacked at least once in every start. In last week's game, he connected on only 26.7 percent of his passes.
Atlanta's other option, Joey Harrington, did not participate in Wednesday's practice because of illness and has sat out the last two games. He has completed 61.8 percent of his passes this season and has a quarterback rating of 77.2. However, he has thrown more interceptions than touchdowns (8 to 7) and averaged just 6.4 yards per pass.
Week 15 Notes and Comparisons
--After a disappointing end to the Bobby Petrino era, the Falcons lost even more pride with a 37-3 defeat against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The win allowed the Bucs to clinch the NFC South.
--The Cardinals reached the end zone three times last week, while Atlanta failed to cross the goal line. Their only score was a field goal from 47-year-old kicker Morten Anderson.
--The Falcons made only five first-downs in their game against the Bucs. The Cardinals moved the chains 17 times against the Saints.
--This week's game could come down to discipline. The Cardinals committed 10 penalties in last week's game. The Falcons were flagged just five times, but gave up 48 yards as a result.
Amberly Richardson is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America and a correspondent for Scout.com. She has contributed to the official Web sites of several NFL players for Sixthman Communications.
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