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Atlanta Falcons (4-12)

Sun. 12/13 Sun. 12/20 Sat. 12/26 Sun. 1/3
W 26-7
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vs. Phi
W 33-26
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vs. SF
L 12-20
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L 7-18
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Cardinals all-out recruiting pitch brings Watt to the desert

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) J.J. Watt didn't lack for suitors when deciding where to continue his spectacular football career. The three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year said there were four or five teams seriously in the hunt.

But the more he looked at his options, the more the Arizona Cardinals made sense.

They had a young, talented quarterback in Kyler Murray. They had his old buddy from the Texans, DeAndre Hopkins, one of the top receivers in the league. They had defensive coordinator Vance Joseph, for whom he played in Houston early in his career and admires.

NFC West Division
xy-Seattle 1240.750
x-Los Angeles 1060.625
Arizona 880.500
San Francisco 6100.375
Full Standings
Pass Yds: K. Murray3971
Pass TDs: K. Murray26
Rush Yds: K. Drake955
Rush TDs: K. Murray11
Rec Yds: D. Hopkins1407
Rec TDs: D. Hopkins6
Int: D. Kirkpatrick3
Sacks: H. Reddick12.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 6153 (6)
Passing Yards: 4102 (18)
Rushing Yards: 2237 (7)
Points per game: 25.6 (13)
Yards per game: 384.6 (6)
Touchdowns: 49 (10)
Field Goals: 23 (22)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 5631 (13)
Passing Yards: 3949 (14)
Rushing Yards: 2008 (22)
Points per game: 22.9 (12)
Yards per game: 351.9 (13)
Touchdowns: 39 (12)
Field Goals: 25 (19)
Date Player Transactions
3/5 Z. Gonzalez cut
3/1 J. Watt signed Two-year contract (through 2022)
2/17 B. Bowen signed
Date Player Status
1/3 B. Baker neck (Questionable)
1/3 D. Daniels hamstring (Questionable)
1/3 C. Edmonds hip (Questionable)
1/3 L. Fitzgerald groin (Questionable)
1/3 M. Williams ankle (Questionable)
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