FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2016, file photo, Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Vic Beasley (44) hits Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) behind the line of scrimmage during an NFL football game in Atlanta. "Looking back to last year, I think we got through most of the year with the same guys," said Palmer, whose current line includes two players who weren't starters when the season began and a third lineman playing out of his usual position. "This year, it's been the exact opposite. It's been different guys, different spots, different weeks." The Cardinals, who made the NFC title game last year, are 4-6-1 this season.
FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2016, file photo, Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Vic Beasley (44) hits Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) behind the line of scrimmage during an NFL football game in Atlanta. "Looking back to last year, I think we got through most of the year with the same guys," said Palmer, whose current line includes two players who weren't starters when the season began and a third lineman playing out of his usual position. "This year, it's been the exact opposite. It's been different guys, different spots, different weeks." The Cardinals, who made the NFC title game last year, are 4-6-1 this season. John Bazemore AP
FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2016, file photo, Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Vic Beasley (44) hits Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) behind the line of scrimmage during an NFL football game in Atlanta. "Looking back to last year, I think we got through most of the year with the same guys," said Palmer, whose current line includes two players who weren't starters when the season began and a third lineman playing out of his usual position. "This year, it's been the exact opposite. It's been different guys, different spots, different weeks." The Cardinals, who made the NFC title game last year, are 4-6-1 this season. John Bazemore AP

When linemen go down, teams can quickly fall out of sync

December 02, 2016 02:54 PM