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Detroit Lions (2-1)


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vs. Ari
W 35-23
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@ NYG
W 24-10
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vs. Atl
L 26-30
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Falcons hold on to beat Lions 30-26 thanks to NFL rule

DETROIT (AP) The Atlanta Falcons escaped Detroit, holding on for a win thanks in part to an NFL rule that went in their favor.

Matthew Stafford's pass to Golden Tate was ruled to be just short of the end zone in the final seconds after a review, allowing Atlanta to beat the Lions 30-26 on Sunday.

The call on the field was touchdown when Stafford connected with Tate on a slant from the 1 with 8 seconds left, but it was overturned because the receiver was down before the football reached the goal line. By rule, 10 seconds had to run off the clock and that ended the game because Detroit didn't have any timeouts.

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NFC North Division
TeamWLTPct
Minnesota 210.667
Detroit 210.667
Green Bay 210.667
Chicago 120.333
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: M. Stafford678
Pass TDs: M. Stafford7
Rush Yds: A. Abdullah163
Rush TDs: None 
Rec Yds: G. Tate190
Rec TDs: K. Golladay2
Int: G. Quin2
Sacks: E. Ansah3.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 948 (15)
Passing Yards: 678 (17)
Rushing Yards: 291 (17)
Points per game: 28.3 (7)
Yards per game: 316.0 (18)
Touchdowns: 7 (12)
Field Goals: 6 (9)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 1006 (19)
Passing Yards: 801 (24)
Rushing Yards: 258 (13)
Points per game: 21.0 (13)
Yards per game: 335.3 (17)
Touchdowns: 6 (14)
Field Goals: 5 (13)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/22 A. Barrett pract. squad add
9/22 E. Okine pract. squad del
9/20 G. Johnson signed
9/20 A. Barrett cut
9/14 C. Ringo pract. squad add
9/14 D. Ross pract. squad del
9/13 S. Norton pract. squad add
9/13 P. O'Connor pract. squad del
9/12 J. Locke signed
9/12 E. Cleary signed
Injuries
Date Player Status
9/24 J. Davis concussion (Out)
9/24 D. Washington quad (Out)
9/24 T. Wilson shoulder (Out)
9/24 E. Ansah knee (Questionable)
9/24 J. Dahl lower leg (Questionable)
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