October 30, 2016 ATLANTA: Falcons Vic Beasley Jr. celebrates sacking Packers Aaron Rodgers with Dwight Freeney during the first half in an NFL football game on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton /ccompton@ajc.com

Freeney on the Cardinals: ‘It’s going to be a tough challenge’

Freeney played 11 games for the Cardinals last season and helped them reach the NFC championship game. The Falcons are set to face the Cardinals at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Georgia Dome.

He said don’t be fooled by their 4-5-1 record.

Here’s Freeney on the Cardinals:

ON LARRY FITZGERALD: “He’s definitely a talent and a special guy. He works really hard at his craft. It will be fun to see him out there again and I’ll definitely be saying what’s up to him before the game.”

ON ARIZONA: “Sometimes the ball doesn’t bounce your way as it goes. I don’t see them as a 4-5-1 team. I see them as being a lot better than that. No one should put too much stock in their record. They have a lot of talent. Defensively, they are very solid. Offensively, they have had some injuries there so they have tried to heal up some guys along the offensive line. It’s going to be a tough challenge. Guys are going to have to come up with their A game.”

ON THE CARDINALS DEFENSE: “It’s going to be a challenge. Those guys are talented across the board. They are not out of it by any means. They can run five or six in a row, easily. I’ve seen them do it. They are going to come in here trying to get things going and moving in the right direction. It’s the same thing with us, though too.”

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