Week 8 is for the birds. That is to say that the Atlanta Falcons and Arizona Cardinals are playing this week. The two teams come in with records under .500 with Atlanta at 2-4 and the Cardinals at 3-4. This is first time the Cardinals are hosting the Falcons since the 2009 Wild Card Playoff where Kurt Warner led Arizona to a victory and to Super Bowl XLIII.
This game is well below the Cardinals home average of $110; this could be attributed to the fact that the Falcons enter the game with a less than stellar record and will not draw a big crowd as a result. Arizona Cardinals tickets are currently down 28 percent in the past week. The average price is now $63 per seat, making this the Cardinals’ cheapest home game of the season and the overall cheapest game in week 8. Fans looking for an deal can get into the game for as little as $10. Prices are 36% below the average price of Cardinals tickets at home and over 50% below the average price of Falcons tickets on the road in 2013.
The Atlanta Falcons began the 2013 season with very high expectations and rightfully so after barely losing in the NFC Championship Game a year ago, but, as I mentioned, they have since failed to live up to those expectations. Currently, they sit with a record of 2-4 and are now in 3rd place in their own division. Julio Jones is out for the season with a foot injury and Roddy White has been out but luckily for the Falcons they are very deep at the wide receiver position and were able to have Harry Douglas step up for them. In last weeks game the Douglas put on the best performance of his career totalling 149 yards and a touchdown as the Falcons won their first game since Week 2.
Arizona has not been able to put a consistent team out there for a stretch of games this season which is the reason they have not been able to win some of their games. The Cardinals losses have come to teams with a combined record of 18-8 which explains their inconsistent play as of late. However, the Cardinals can bust their slump as their next three games coming against teams with a record of 4-16. Arizona must do something to slow the Falcons passing attack which is currently averaging over 305 yards a game for the third highest total in the league. This game will come down to Patrick Peterson and Tyrann Mathieu and if they can cover Tony Gonzalez and the rest of Atlanta’s receiving corps.
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