Atlanta Falcons vs Detroit Lions Odds, and Picks (Sep 24)
- Atlanta improved to 2-0 with a thrilling 25-24 win over the Packers.
- The Lions fell in overtime to the Seahawks, losing by a score of 37-31.
- These two teams last met on December 26, 2021, in a game the Falcons won 20-16.
The NFL season is in full swing! Let’s preview the upcoming Falcons vs Lions matchup. Atlanta is aiming to continue their hot start and get to 3-0, while the Lions are seeking to rebound from their defeat last week.
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The Falcons won a thriller against the Packers on Sunday. They entering the 4th quarter trailing 24-12, but scored 10 unanswered points to get the score to 24-22. Their defense forced the Packers to two straight 3-and-outs, and then the offense drove 68 yards down the field to kick a game winning field goal. It was a great sign for Atlanta’s future, with several of their young players shining. Bijan Robinson tallied 172 yards.
Detroit saw shades of last season in their loss against Seattle, giving up 37 points and struggling to stop their opponent’s offense. While their defense took a major step back from Week 1, the offense looked impressive again. Jared Goof was very efficient, posting a 122 passer rating on the day. Unfortunately, RB David Montgomery suffered an injury in the loss. Rookie Jahmyr Gibbs will be asked to step into a big role.
Both of these teams are hoping to put the struggles of the past several seasons behind them. They’ve had encouraging starts, especially the Falcons who sit at 2-0. Atlanta will face a tough task to get to 3-0, heading on the road to face a scrappy Lions team that will be playing angry football after their OT loss. This should be a close, competitive game. I’ll take Detroit to win it at home, but not by enough to cover.
- Lions 23, Falcons 20 (ATL +3.5)