Five interceptions can't sink Falcons
ATLANTA — Matt Ryan and the Falcons can forget about any style points. That's okay with them.
Bouncing back from its first loss and overcoming Ryan's career-worst five interceptions, Atlanta rallied to hand Arizona its sixth consecutive loss. Michael Turner scored the winning touchdown on a 1-yard run with 6:40 remaining, and Larry Fitzgerald couldn't hang on to a fourth-down pass that would've given the feeble Cardinals a chance to pull it out.
Ryan became the first quarterback since Green Bay's Bart Starr in 1967 to win despite throwing five interceptions with no touchdowns, according to STATS LLC.
"That's good company to be in," Ryan said with a chuckle.
The Falcons turned it over six times, but Ryan set up Turner's winning run with four completions for 64 yards, including a 9-yarder to Tony Gonzalez. The Cardinals tried to bolster their offense by replacing John Skelton with rookie Ryan Lindley at quarterback, but they had only 178 yards.