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Falcons vs. Cardinals Prediction, Preview, Spread, Channel

Falcons vs. Cardinals preview: Atlanta looks to build on its lead in the NFC South, while Arizona tries to bounce back from some rough outings.

Sunday, Nov. 27, the Atlanta Falcons take on the Arizona Cardinals. The game, to be played at the Georgia Dome, is slated for a 1:00 p.m. ET start time. Read on for our Falcons vs. Cardinals preview.

According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Atlanta has a 65.8-percent chance to win the game. The spread also favors the Falcons.

Spread: Atlanta -4

Game Time: 1:00 p.m. ET

Channel: FOX

Falcons vs. Cardinals preview:

The Falcons started the year as one of the hottest teams in the NFL, jumping out to a 4-1 start to the season, but have fallen back to the pack a bit. Losers of three of their last five, Atlanta is now just one game up on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC South. Atlanta does have one of the most well-rounded offenses in the NFL, with quarterback Matt Ryan having a resurgent year, Julio Jones playing dominant football, and the two-headed backfield of Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman looking very effective on the ground.

One of the Super Bowl favorites entering the year, Arizona has really fallen off this season. At 4-5-1, the Cardinals are three games behind rival Seattle in the NFC West. While David Johnson continues to develop into one of the league's top backs, the passing game, led by quarterback Carson Palmer, has not been nearly the weapon it was last season.

The Cardinals have a 16-13 series lead on the Falcons all time. Atlanta won the two teams' last meeting in 2014 29-18.

Falcons vs. Cardinals prediction:

Atlanta needs to create separation from Tampa Bay, and while it has slipped a bit lately, it is the better team in this match-up. The Cardinals have been a mess lately, especially on the road, where they are just 1-3 on the season. Atlanta's offense gets back on track, and leads to a nice victory.

Falcons 31, Cardinals 21