News 12 @ 11 Sunday Dec 23
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Neil Rackers gained a measure of redemption
and sent the Atlanta Falcons to another loss in their demoralizing
Rackers kicked a 29-yard field goal to force overtime, then
booted one from 31 yards on the first possession of the extra
session to give the relieved Arizona Cardinals a 30-to-27 victory
Rackers celebrated by sliding on his knees across the grass.
He had missed what would have been a game-winning 32-yarder
against San Francisco earlier this season.
The Falcons (3-12), who had rallied from a 10-point
fourth-quarter deficit to take the lead, lost their sixth in a row
in a season that has included the loss of star quarterback Michael
Vick in a dogfighting scandal and the abrupt departure of coach
Kurt Warner completed 36 of 53 passes for 361 yards and three
touchdowns, two to Anquan Boldin, who caught 13 for 162 yards.
Boldin became the fastest to reach 400 career catches in NFL
Chris Redman, starting for the third straight week, engineered
Atlanta's comeback, going 28-for-42 for a career-high 315 yards and
two scores with one extremely costly interception.
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