Atlanta Falcons at Arizona Cardinals 24 to 30

Saturday, January 3, 2009, Wild Card Round

The Falcons began their playoff run on the road against the Cardinals on Saturday, January 3, 2009. The Cardinals won, 30-24 and advanced to play Carolina Panthers. The Falcons finished their season 11-5-0 in the regular season, 0-1 in the playoffs.


Atlanta Falcons offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
250 190 60 3 20

Coaches

Head Coach: Mike Smith Assistant Head Coach: Emmitt Thomas Offensive Coordinator: Mike Mularkey Defensive Coordinator: Brian VanGorder Special Teams Coordinator: Keith Armstrong Quarterbacks Coach: Bill Musgrave Wide Receivers Coach: Terry Robiskie Offensive Line Coach: Paul T. Boudreau Assistant Offensive Line Coach: Paul Dunn Running Backs Coach: Gerald Brown Tight Ends Coach: Chris Scelfo Offensive Assistant Coach: Glenn Thomas Defensive Line Coach: Ray Hamilton Linebackers Coach: Glenn Pires Defensive Backs Coach: Alvin Reynolds Secondary Coach: Emmitt Thomas Defensive Assistant Coach: Joe Danna Assistant Special Teams Coach: Tom McMahon Assistant to the Head Coach: Andrew Weidinger Director of Athletic Performance: Jeff Fish Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach: Bill Hughan General Manager: Thomas Dimitroff Seasonal Assistant Athletic Trainer: Michael Blankenship Nutritionist: Josh Hingst Intern Athletic Trainer: Chad Cook Intern: Patrick Mularkey


Arizona Cardinals offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
357 271 86 1 15

Coaches

Head Coach: Ken Whisenhunt Assistant Head Coach: Russ Grimm Offensive Coordinator: Todd Haley Defensive Coordinator: Clancy Pendergast Run Game Coordinator: Russ Grimm Quarterbacks Coach: Jeff Rutledge Wide Receivers Coach: Mike Miller Running Backs Coach: Maurice Carthon Tight Ends Coach: Freddie Kitchens Defensive Line Coach: Ron Aiken Linebackers Coach: Matt Raich, Bill Davis Defensive Backs Coach: Teryl Austin Assistant Secondary Coach: Rick Courtright Defensive Assistant Coach: Matt Raich Special Teams Coach: Kevin Spencer Defensive Quality Control Coach: Rick Courtright Offensive Quality Control Coach: Dedric Ward Staff Assistant: Pete Alosi Strength and Conditioning Coach: John Lott Director of Player Personnel: Steve Keim Personnel Executive: Jason Licht Head Athletic Trainer: Tom Reed Assistant Athletic Trainer: Jeff Herndon