Originally posted on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 12/24/12
Even with the heroics of wide receiver Calvin Johnson it was another week and another loss for the Detroit Lions Saturday night as they fell to the Atlanta Falcons 31-18. The Falcons swooped into Ford Field and gave the Lions fits as the NFC leaders were in control the whole game putting up 14 quick points eventually taking a 21-6 lead into halftime. It was pretty clear the Falcons never felt threatened in this game even when the Lions scored 13 unanswered points to make it 21-16. From there the Falcons put their foot back on the accelerator and continued to march down the field at their own will. Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan knew he could pick apart the Detroit secondary and judging by his rating (142.6) and his QBR 96.7 it looked as though he was simply drawing up plays to his receivers on his hand. The Detroit defense had no answer for the steady diet of Roddy White and Julio Jones and even as Detroit dialed up the blitz, it only resulted in one sack on the night. As for the Lions,
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