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Julio Jones had another seven catches for 91 yards, while Taylor Gabriel and Mohamed Sanu both found the end zone.

Those are two of the things we learned about the Lions from Sunday's 30-26 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

Due to a stopped clock returning to a running clock inside of two minutes, the review resulted in a 10-second runoff, which ended the game.

"It sucked the life out of me", Spence said. Too many field goals for us, not enough touchdowns and ultimately, not a touchdown at the end. "I wasn't surprised (it was overturned) because I knew that I touched him".

Golden Tate is taken down by Brian Poole after a 10 yard reception from Matthew Stafford for a first down. You just have to go back to 2015, when the Lions lost on the infamously bad batted-ball call in Seattle. "It's definitely a gut-wrenching feeling, but that's the rule". That proved to be the game-winning score.

HE'S STREAKING: Ryan is aiming to extend his NFL-record streak of 57 consecutive games with at least 200 yards passing along with a couple other impressive runs. Devonta Freeman gained 106 yards on 21 carries and scored a touchdown.

According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Atlanta is favored on the road in this game, as the Falcons are getting odds of -3 points against the Lions. His three picks came after not throwing an interception since the Falcons played the Chiefs last season. "And I'm sure he'll hang Sunday over my head for a while".

"I think this week was a different one", Quinn said Monday of varied NFL-wide reactions. Stafford completed 25 of 45 passes of 264 yards and one touchdown. With key injuries to several starters, the defense bent but did not break against a Falcons team that is hitting their stride. And that's when I was kind of like, 'OK, this could be interesting, we'll see.' But tough, man. But they still have four Matts.

The Falcons tacked on a 36-yard field goal by Matt Bryant for a 10-0 bulge with 12:51 remaining in the first half.

Detroit tied it before the end of the quarter.

Matt Prater made kicks of 55, 40, 35 and 57 yards for the Lions, who visit the Minnesota Vikings - one of three 2-1 teams in the NFC North - next week. "We've got guys from out of the country in London, yet we all come together for a common goal, we all get along really well". On first and second down, Stafford threw incomplete passes to running back Theo Riddick and receiver Kenny Golladay respectively. A 28-yard completion to TJ Jones moved the Lions beyond midfield.

A defensive holding penalty against cornerback Desmond Trufant wiped out an interception.

The referee ruled it a touchback, but the National Football League rulebook, rule 12.1.8 says "a player may not bat or punch: (a) a loose ball (in field of play) toward opponent's goal line; (b) a loose ball (that has touched the ground) in any direction, if it is in either end zone; (c) a backward pass in flight may not be batted forward by an offensive player".

"Win some, you lose some". Don't hesitate to jump in on the live updates and chat with us as the game rolls along. That's the NFL. It happens.

Atlanta led 20-13 at halftime. "He's fired.'" The fun continued Saturday afternoon when Trump went on a tweet storm, pretty much paraphrasing his remarks from Friday night in Alabama.

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