Cardinals Report Card: Week 16

The Cardinals offense tore through Atlanta's punchless defense. However, Arizona's defense gave up just enough big plays to keep it close. See how the units stack up in the Week 16 report card.

PASSING OFFENSE: A -- Kurt Warner completed 36 of 53 for 361 yards and three touchdowns. Anquan Boldin was magnificent with 162 yards receiving and two scores.

RUSHING OFFENSE: C -- Edgerrin James didn't break many tackles and looked slow to hit the holes. Cardinals might need to add a back with some speed next year.

PASS DEFENSE: F -- The secondary is porous. When Chris Redman throws for 315 yards, you know you have problems.

RUSH DEFENSE: B -- The statistics were skewed by a 37-yard gain on a fake punt. Otherwise, the Falcons didn't get much.

SPECIAL TEAMS: B -- Kicker Neil Rackers made all three field goal attempts, including the tying and winning ones. The coverage teams were solid, but punting was just average.

COACHING: B -- The Cardinals played hard even though they didn't have much to play for. But they needed to commit to the run in the second half when they were ahead by 10.

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