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DETROIT - OCTOBER 23: Quarterback Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons is examined after being sacked during the third quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on October 23, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Were The Lions Really Taunting An Injured Ryan?

After the Falcons stopped Detroit 23-16 on Sunday, word filtered from Atlanta’s locker room that Lions defensive linemen Ndamukong Suh and Cliff Avril taunted quarterback Matt Ryan after he appeared to suffer a serious ankle injury.

97.1 The Ticket–10/24/2011

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 23: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions looks to throw a fourth quarter pass in front of Ray Edwards #93 of the Atlanta Falcons at Ford Field on October 23, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. Atlanta won the game 23-16. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Ryan Leads Falcons Over Lions 23-16, Stafford Hurt

Matt Ryan went to the sideline with a worrying injury, then came back a few plays later to lead his team.

97.1 The Ticket–10/24/2011

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 23: Quarterbacks Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons and Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions shake hands after the game at Ford Field on October 23, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. The Falcons defeated the Lions 23-16. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Lions Random Thoughts By Matt Dery

I was very disappointed at the Lions performance. Very. I think the Falcons are a solid team, but nothing special, and this was a very winnable game.

97.1 The Ticket–10/24/2011

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 23: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions looks on while playing the Atlanta Falcons at Ford Field on October 23, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. Atlanta won the game 23-16. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Pat Caputo: Trick Or Treat, Lions Dressed Up Matthew Stafford As Joey Harrington In Loss To Atlanta

The Lions’ season didn’t end Sunday with a 23-16 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

97.1 The Ticket–10/24/2011

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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