Falcons-Lions Capsule

ATLANTA (2-0) at DETROIT (2-0)

Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, FOX

OPENING LINE – Atlanta by 3 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD – Atlanta 1-1, Detroit 2-0

SERIES RECORD – Lions lead 24-12

LAST MEETING – Lions beat Falcons 22-21, Oct. 26, 2014

LAST WEEK – Falcons beat Packers 34-23; Lions beat Giants 24-10

AP PRO32 RANKING – Falcons No. 2, Lions No. 9

FALCONS OFFENSE – OVERALL (8), RUSH (17), PASS (8)

FALCONS DEFENSE – OVERALL (22), RUSH (16), PASS (23)

LIONS OFFENSE – OVERALL (17), RUSH (T14), PASS (19)

LIONS DEFENSE – OVERALL (7), RUSH (4), PASS (21)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Falcons QB Matt Ryan 3-1 against Lions, losing last matchup in London three years ago. … Atlanta CB Desmond Trufant and Detroit PR Jamal Agnew earned NFC player of week honors. … Trufant scored off INT against Green Bay and Agnew returned punt for TD against Giants. … Falcons and Lions two of NFC’s four undefeated teams. … Ryan has league’s longest active streak with TD pass in 21 straight games. … Atlanta RB Devonta Freeman had 100 yards of offense and two scores last week against Green Bay, giving him three TDs this season. … Falcons WR Julio Jones had 108 yards receiving last week, giving him NFL-high 3,454 yards receiving since 2015. … Atlanta DE Adrian Clayborn had sack last week, giving him five in seven games. … Lions QB Matthew Stafford rating of 114.6 ranks fourth in NFL, just ahead of Ryan. … Detroit’s Theo Riddick leads NFL RBs with 142 catches since 2015, and nine receiving TDs tied for most at position. … Lions WR Golden Tate has 13 receptions, 257 yards receiving, two TDs in last two games against Atlanta. … Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah had three sacks against Giants, one more than his 2016 total. … Fantasy Tip: Lions WR Marvin Jones has shot to extend TD streak to three games, settling in as go-to option near end zone.

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