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• We feel for Cardinals rookie quarterback Josh Rosen. It will be hard to develop him under the current circumstances, as he’s dealing with a rookie head coach, a rookie offensive coordinator, and a far-below-average offensive line. Rosen has talent but, in our view, it is unfair to properly assess his play and make a judgment given the circumstances.
• This was the kind of game the Falcons had to win, and had to win impressively. They did so, and played with a lot of enthusiasm. This was a testament to Falcons head coach Dan Quinn’s team-building skills. At this point in the year, it is sometimes difficult to get players to perform when the playoffs are lost. The Falcons were flying around Sunday, and played well.