Partly Cloudy78° FULL FORECASTPartly Cloudy78° FULL FORECAST
Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

NFL preview: Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit Lions, 8:30 p.m. Saturday

Tonight

Falcons (12-2) at Lions (4-10)

When/where: 8:30; Ford Field, Detroit

TV/radio: ESPN; 98.7-FM, 1010-AM

Line: Falcons by 4; 51

Sunday was a new low for the Lions, when they lost by four touchdowns to … the Cardinals? It's one thing not to make the playoffs and have a disappointing season, but quite another to pull off that kind of loss. The Falcons have a chance to clinch homefield advantage throughout the playoffs with a win. The Lions' defense has quite a bit of talent, but their tendency to give up lots of points — 27.1 per game — is problematic with playmakers such as Julio Jones, Tony Gonzalez and Roddy White on Atlanta's side.

Stephen F. Holder's pick: Falcons 26, Lions 21

NFL preview: Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit Lions, 8:30 p.m. Saturday 12/21/12 [Last modified: Friday, December 21, 2012 9:50pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2016 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...