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The Atlanta Falcons made relatively easy work of the Detriot Lions Saturday night 31-18, led by Falcons QB Matt Ryan (25 of 32 for 279 yards), who matched his career high TD total for a season (27), throwing four TD passes, including two to Roddy White.
The 13-2 Falcons pulled away in the 4th quarter as the Lions were within five points, with Ryan's fourth TD to a wide-open Michael Palmer, and a Matt Bryant field goal that put them ahead by15 with 3:05 left to play.
The 4-11 Lions saw one bright spot for their team with receiver Calvin Johnson breaking Jerry Rice's NFL single-season yards record of 1,848.
Matthew Stafford finished the night 37/56, with 443 yards and one interception.
Before the game, the teams and and fans at Ford Field in Detroit honored the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings with a moment of silence. Players also had memorial decals on their helmets that read "S.H.E.S." in white on a black background, and Detroit's coaches wore pins with a like design.
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The Falcons are playing Saturday night and can lock-up home field throughout the playoffs with a win against the Lions.
Now that we're in the last two weeks of the season, the playoff scenarios are starting to come into focus.
Here's a look at the scenarios and my predictions:
AFC - Playoff Scenarios
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Atlanta Falcons safety Chris Hope was fined $30,000 by the league for a helmet-to-helmet hit against New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, The Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger reported Friday. Hope was penalized for unnecessary roughness on the play in the third quarter of last Sunday's game. Hope told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution earlier in the week that he thought he...
Tweet The Atlanta Falcons gave up quite a few draft picks in an effort to select Julio Jones and so far he’s proving to be worth it. The second-year wide receiver has improved on his 54 reception, 959 yard, 8 touchdown rookie season with 69 catches, 1,071 yards (6th in NFC), and 9 receiving [...]
Falcons wideout Julio Jones has learned the value of avoiding the trap game after the Falcons were caught sleeping against the Panthers to register their second loss.
Jones told the league’s website that Atlanta can’t afford to look beyond their upcoming match-up against the Lions.
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Although safety William Moore did not practice all week making it three weeks since he last practiced or played in a game the Falcons ruled him questionable for Saturdays game at Detroit when the team issued its status report for injured players on Friday.
Moore injured his hamstring in a Nov. 29 game against New Orleans and has missed the last two games. He had two interceptions...
The Falcons are sitting pretty at 12-2. Tonight, they look at the Lions for a chance to hit 13-2. During the preseason I thought this team was good enough to be a contender this year but I wasn't sure how good our new identities would look on offense and defense. To my surprise, the Falcons look damn good. This week I want to give you my favorite players of the season...
The Atlanta Falcons came out roaring in their Saturday night game against the Lions. The Falcons took a 21-3 lead and held on to win 31-18. A regular season win is nice but more significant is that the Falcons have clinched home field advantage throughout the playoffs.
On a night where Calvin Johnson would break Jerry Rice's individual single season receiving yard...
Tonight the Atlanta Falcons travel to Detroit to play a Lions team that is realign as their season gets more and more depressing. On paper, this should be a blowout, but as the Texans found out on Thanksgiving, the Lions are no push over.
For those of you that are fans of NFL betting over the internet, the Falcons aren't a heavily favored team in this game, being given the...
Calvin Johnson reeled in 11 catches for 225
yards in a loss to the Atlanta Falcons to move his season total to
1,892. Rice’s record of 1,848 had stood since 1995.
Johnson became the first player to ever go over 100 yards receiving in
eight straight games and catch at least 10 passes in four straight.
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The Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions kicked Week 16′s high-stakes action into swing on Saturday evening.
Sunday’s slate of games features plenty of cupcake contests that will affect the 2013 NFL Draft order, like the Raiders (4-10) at Panthers (5-8), Bills (5-9) at Dolphins (6-8), Chargers (5-9) at Jets (6-8) and Rams (6-7-1) at Buccaneers (6-8).
A handful of playoff hopefuls...
Atlanta Falcons (12-2) Detroit Lions (4-10)
Normally I like going against huge line movements because I hate week to week overreactions. This line was Atlanta -1 last week and now it’s at -4.5, skipping over two key numbers of 3 and 4. At first glance, this appears warranted. The Lions got blown out by the crappy Cardinals in Arizona, losing 38-10, while the Falcons got a huge...
Here is the latest injury report for tonight's Week 16 clash between the Atlanta Falcons and the Detroit Lions:
DT Jonathan Babineaux (ribs), T Tyson Clabo (thigh), DE Cliff Matthews (hamstring), S William Moore (hamstring), CB Christopher Owens (hamstring), WR Roddy White (knee)
WR Harry Douglas (ribs)...
The final Monday Night Football game of the season will take place on Saturday when the Falcons head into Detroit with a chance to clinch the top spot in the NFC.
Detroit is reeling after six straight losses, which puts them in a far different situation than last year when they were fighting for a playoff spot.
The Falcons lost only their second game of the season...
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It’s time for some Monday Night Football on Saturday night, as the Atlanta Falcons, the top birds in the NFC, cruise into town to take on the Detroit Lions. It’s time to officially put this particular match up in the category of games that looked better when the schedule came out last spring. The 12-2 Falcons have held up their end of...
Unlike a real champion, I’m mad and not going to re-trace my steps for this awesome open I wrote. Friggin’ Word crashed when I went to save! Typical. It’s as if I was going against Matt Ryan, Roddy White, and Calvin Johnson last night. I just feel defeated. Let’s just get into my picks:
Here’s five guys not started in enough leagues and five guys started in too...