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Detroit Lions vs Atlanta Falcons Preview

The Detroit Lions (2-3) are coming off their dominating win against the awful Jacksonville Jaguars (1-5). Detroit turns their attention to the 1-5 Atlanta Falcons.

Oh how Things have Changed

After blowing a fourth-quarter lead against the Chicago Bears in Week 1, then following it up with a poor result against the Green Bay Packers. The Lions season looked all but over.

Fast-forward to Week 7, Detroit sits at 2-3 with a very friendly run of games. Now this doesn’t take away from the fact that the Lions beat the god-awful Jaguars, while there’s nothing to be over the moon about. This is what good teams should do against bad teams, and if the Lions want to be a good football team, the win against Jacksonville was a step in the right direction.

A win against the Falcons sets the Lions up for a serious push to make the playoffs. Who would’ve thought after all the chaos that this football team would be able to have a positive spin on their rough start.

Vegas likes the Falcons

The Falcons are two and a half point favorites against the Detroit Lions this Sunday. With the Over/Under being at 56. We aren’t sure how the Detroit secondary will handle the Falcons stellar receiving core, but we do know that it’ll be a tough matchup. Expect Russell Gage to benefit the most this Sunday from the attention Ridley, Jones and Hurst will garner.

jeff okudah will have a tough matchup against the Atlanta receiving core

Overall, this game could go either way. The Lions have more to lose heading into this matchup. Win, and they sit at 3-3 with a friendly schedule. Lose, and their chances of making the playoffs fall below 5%. Either way, we’ll have tons to talk about on Monday. I’m taking the Lions with the spread and taking the under(56).

Prediction: Detroit Lions 31-23 Atlanta Falcons

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