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Arizona (3-11) has dropped two straight and five of six under first-year coach Steve Wilks.“I want to start out by saying I take full responsibility for what you saw out there tonight,” Wilks said. “It was unacceptable, not even close.”Julio Jones caught six passes for 82 yards, all in the first half. His 22-yard score in the closing seconds before intermission put the Falcons up 26-7. Jones beat Patrick Peterson’s bump-and-run coverage down the left sideline, turning the cornerback around and twisting around him to make a diving catch.Ryan ran for a 1-yard score early the second quarter and finished with 231 yards passing in his 100th career victory. Matt Bryant added two short field goals [url=http://www.thefalconsclub.com/justin-bethel-jersey/]Youth Justin Bethel Jersey[/url] , and Tevin Coleman had a 43-yard TD run in the third quarter as Atlanta won for the first time since Week 9 at Washington.Grady Jarrett had two sacks for Atlanta, and Arizona’s run defenses allowed 215 yards to the NFL’s worst rushing attack.Playing behind a makeshift offense line that has lost six players to injured reserve, Arizona’s Josh Rosen was under duress all afternoon and finished with a 38.4 passer rating.The rookie quarterback got the Cardinals off to a fast start with running back David Johnson catching two long passes to set up a short TD run that made it 7-0, but Arizona was essentially done after Deion Jones scored a touchdown for the third time in eight career interceptions.In his fourth game back after spending most of the season sidelined by a foot injury, Jones forced a 7-all tie in the first quarter, snagging Vic Beasley’s batted ball from the air in the flats and running 41 yards for Atlanta’s second defensive TD of the season.QUESTIONS IN THE DESERTIt feels like a couple of months have passed since Arizona enjoyed a season highlight under Wilks, a 20-17 win at Green Bay two weeks ago.The Cardinals were flat last week at home against Detroit and gave themselves almost no chance at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Even with so many injuries, the performance was so uninspiring that Wilks might be wondering if he will return for a second season.Arizona showed why it began the day with the league’s worst scoring offense, worst passing attack and second-worst ground game.“Obviously on the road, you can’t spot people points and turn the football over like we did today,” star receiver Larry Fitzgerald said. “It was just an avalanche after the start.”KEY INJURIESJulio Jones injured his ribs on the TD catch and only played a few snaps in the third with the outcome all but assured. Jones missed practice one day this week with flu-like symptoms.Cardinals cornerback David Amerson and left tackle Joe Barksdale each left with concussion symptoms and didn’t return. Amerson collided with Falcons receiver Mohamed Sanu in the first. It wasn’t clear when Barksdale was hurt.Injured Atlanta running back Devonta Freeman likely won’t return this season, but he was on the sideline cheering on his teammates. Tight end Austin Hooper did not catch a pass and was only targeted once as he played through a sore knee he hurt last week at Green Bay.Johnson [url=http://www.thefalconsclub.com/jack-crawford-jersey/]Stitched Jack Crawford Jersey[/url] , playing with a sore quadriceps, ran 11 times for 33 yards and caught three passes for 68.EYES ON THE PRIZEThe Falcons had a respite from season-long difficulty in creating takeaways. Brian Poole had an interception and combined with Jarrett on a strip-sack fumble recovery. Bruce Irvin had his best game with Atlanta, finishing with 1½ sacks and three QB hits.“It was good to come out and have a good showing on defense today, get a couple turnovers, a couple forced fumbles,” Jarrett said. “Deion Jones got a touchdown. So it was good to come out and make some stuff happen on D.”ALL DOUBT ERASEDBeginning the game with a less than 1 percent chance of making the playoffs, the Falcons were mathematically eliminated.“You make your bed throughout the year, and today was a good day for us as a team, but obviously not playing in the postseason is disappointing,” Ryan said. “But we’ll enjoy the win today and try to win these next two.”UP NEXTCardinals: Host the Los Angeles Rams next Sunday.Falcons: Visit Carolina next Sunday. One of the best Falcons quarterbacks, in an era where quarterbacking was impossible."Welcome to Forgotten Falcons, a 2019 offseason series where we remember some quality players who have been largely forgotten by the fanbase over the years. Today [url=http://www.thefalconsclub.com/jack-crawford-jersey/]Youth Jack Crawford Jersey[/url] , we’ll take a look back at one of the first decent quarterbacks in team history, Bob Berry. Time in Atlanta: 1968-1972Stats: 8,489 yards, 57% completion percentage, 57 touchdowns, 56 interceptions, 8.1 yards per attempt, 127 sacks In the year 1969, when Bob Berry enjoyed his best run on paper with the Atlanta Falcons, the game of football was a very different one than it is today. Even the worst quarterbacks in the year 2018 were putting up numbers that would have seemed eye-popping in 1991, but 1969 football may as well have been played on a different planet. Just nine of 16 NFL teams threw more touchdowns than interceptions that year, and the league high for passing touchdowns was 25. The league high for passing yardage was 3 [url=http://www.thefalconsclub.com/duke-riley-jersey/]Stitched Duke Riley Jersey[/url] ,158 yards, and and the league high completion percentage for a team was 56%, both managed by the San Francisco 49ers. If you could throw more touchdowns than interceptions, much less a lot more, you were doing pretty well. It makes a season like Roman Gabriel’s 1969 MVP campaign, where he threw for 24 touchdowns and 7 interceptions, look insanely impressive.And that’s where we enter Bob Berry. Steve Bartkowski was the first borderline great quarterback the Falcons had, Michael Vick was the most exciting, and Matt Ryan is pretty much agreed to be the best in team history at this point, the advantages of his era notwithstanding. But Berry was the first good, capable quarterback the Falcons had, and really the only one who consistently played at even a reasonably high level before Bart came along [url=http://www.thefalconsclub.com/duke-riley-jersey/]Youth Duke Riley Jersey[/url] , with a live arm and good ball placement for his era. That 1969 season stands out because he tossed 10 touchdowns versus two interceptions, going 4-3 in a year that also saw the immortal Randy Johnson managed 8/5 and Bruce Lemmerman managed 1/4. Berry had two lackluster seasons and a quality 1970 (16/13 with a nice 58% completion percentage) and a very solid 1971 that saw the Falcons earn a winning season for the first time in franchise history, as partially chronicled in the extremely cool video below. The Falcons wouldn’t be that successful again until 1977 with Bartkowski at the helm, and while Berry can’t take sole or even primary credit for that success, it was his pass to Ken Burrow in the team’s final game against the Saints that pushed them over the top. A guy like Berry is worth remembering because he played for a Falcons team that was legitimately bad, riddled with the kind of crippling holes that we take for granted the Falcons will at least partially fix in the modern era but were just part of this team’s identity in the early years. Despite the very real odds against him and having to mostly share time with a revolving door of lousy quarterbacks, Berry did solid work and is one of only a handful of quarterbacks to achieve even moderate success for the Falcons. He’s been justifiably overshadowed by Bartkowski, Vick, Ryan and even Chris Chandler and Chris Miller, but he’s worth remembering. I wasn’t around to watch Berry play, but I’m hoping that those of you who were will share your favorite memories and long-lost clips of him with the rest of us.