The Falcons had just been called for a costly pass-interference penalty with Atlanta clinging to a seven-point lead late in Sunday’s game against Detroit.
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.
Matt Ryan went to the sideline with a worrying injury, then came back a few plays later to lead his team.
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.
The Lions’ season didn’t end Sunday with a 23-16 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
The Detroit Lions fall to the Atlanta Falcons 23 -16 on Sunday afternoon and drop to 5-2 on the season.
Lions tight end Tony Scheffler and linebacker Justin Durant are back in the lineup after recovering from concussions.
The Lions don’t strive for offensive balance but incorporate their backs in the short passing game as an extension of the running game.