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Detroit Lions (0-0)


Fri. 8/12 Sat. 8/20 Sun. 8/28 Sun. 9/11 Sun. 9/18
vs. Atl
L 23-27
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@ Ind
10:00 AM PT11:00 AM MT12:00 PM CT1:00 PM ET17:00 GMT1:00 10:00 AM MST11:00 AM CST12:00 PM EST11:00 AM CT21:00 UAE13:00 ET16:00
@ Pit
1:30 PM PT2:30 PM MT3:30 PM CT4:30 PM ET20:30 GMT4:30 1:30 PM MST2:30 PM CST3:30 PM EST2:30 PM CT0:30 UAE (+1)16:30 ET19:30
vs. Phi
10:00 AM PT11:00 AM MT12:00 PM CT1:00 PM ET17:00 GMT1:00 10:00 AM MST11:00 AM CST12:00 PM EST11:00 AM CT21:00 UAE13:00 ET16:00
vs. Was
10:00 AM PT11:00 AM MT12:00 PM CT1:00 PM ET17:00 GMT1:00 10:00 AM MST11:00 AM CST12:00 PM EST11:00 AM CT21:00 UAE13:00 ET16:00

Ridder leads Falcons to late victory over Lions 27-23

DETROIT (AP) Rookie quarterback Desmond Ridder threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Jared Bernhardt with 1:30 left to give the Atlanta Falcons a 27-23 win over the Detroit Lions on Friday.

The Lions took a 23-20 lead on Riley Patterson's 28-yard field goal with 5:57 to play, then forced Atlanta into a three-and-out. Detroit quarterback David Blough, though, fumbled at his 33 with 2:00 left.

Facing fourth-and-9 from the 21 with 1:37 left, Atlanta coach Arthur Smith decided to avoid a tie and give Ridder a chance to win the game.

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NFC North Division
TeamWLTPct
Chicago 000-
Detroit 000-
Green Bay 000-
Minnesota 000-
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: J. Goff3245
Pass TDs: J. Goff19
Rush Yds: D. Swift617
Rush TDs: D. Swift5
Rec Yds: A. St. Brown912
Rec TDs: A. St. Brown5
Int: A. Oruwariye6
Sacks: C. Harris7.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5484 (22)
Passing Yards: 3884 (19)
Rushing Yards: 1886 (19)
Points per game: 19.1 (25)
Yards per game: 322.6 (22)
Touchdowns: 35 (22)
Field Goals: 26 (20)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 6456 (29)
Passing Yards: 4361 (23)
Rushing Yards: 2296 (28)
Points per game: 27.5 (31)
Yards per game: 379.8 (29)
Touchdowns: 50 (30)
Field Goals: 36 (31)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/8 K. Lamm signed
8/8 Z. Obeid retired
8/4 G. Bell on IR undisclosed
8/3 M. Alexander signed
8/1 J. Jackson signed/unrest FA
8/1 C. Sutton retired
7/29 N. Patrick cut
7/29 D. Paulo signed
7/22 I. Buggs signed
7/22 J. Penisini retired
Injuries
Date Player Status
8/4 G. Bell undisclosed (IR)
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