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Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions gets rushed by Jonathan Babineaux #95 and Sean Weatherspoon #56 of the Atlanta Falcons at Ford Field on October 23, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Falcons 23, Lions 16

The Detroit Lions fall to the Atlanta Falcons 23 -16 on Sunday afternoon and drop to 5-2 on the season.

97.1 The Ticket–10/23/2011

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 25: Justin Durant #52 and DeAndre Levy #54 of the Detroit Lions looks to tackle Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings in the fourth quarter on September 25, 2011 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Lions defeated the Vikings 26-23. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Scheffler And Durant Back In Lineup For Lions

Lions tight end Tony Scheffler and linebacker Justin Durant are back in the lineup after recovering from concussions.

97.1 The Ticket–10/23/2011

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 25: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions calls a play at the line of scrimmage during the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings on September 25, 2011 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Week 7: Falcons-Lions Preview

The Lions don’t strive for offensive balance but incorporate their backs in the short passing game as an extension of the running game.

97.1 The Ticket–10/21/2011

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