‘‘Multiple players told me they heard a whistle,’’ Whisenhunt insisted.
With a nod to Gonzalez, Babineaux feigned like was going to dunk the ball over the crossbar, but just flipped it over instead.
Call it a celebratory layup.
‘‘We’re always taught to finish play,’’ Babineaux said. ‘‘I looked at the ref. I saw him running, so I figured the play was still going.’’
NOTES: Stephens-Howling had only 184 yards rushing coming into the game. ... The Falcons lost CB Asante Samuel (right shoulder) in the first half, and WR Julio Jones (right ankle) hobbled off in the fourth quarter. .... Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson was slowed by a hamstring injury.
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