They sent five rushers eight times, six nine times and seven on the first third down of the game. The seven-man rush resulted in safety William Moore’s sack and forced fumble that led to safety Thomas DeCoud’s 30-yard touchdown.
In total, the Falcons’ 18 blitzes produced seven quarterback pressures and two sacks. Under relentless pressure, Tampa Bay was 5-for-17 on third down.
After the three-sack performance, the Falcons have 14, which is tied for 25th in the league. Kansas City leads the league with 35. Baltimore is second with 25.
The Cardinals gave up seven sacks in their previous outing, against Seattle. The Falcons expect to face a revamped offensive line.