Falcons at Lions Week Seven Capsule

FALCONS LIONS
SERIES LEADER   23-10
STREAKS 3 of past 5  
COACHES VS. OPP. Smith: 1-0 Schwartz: 0-0
LAST WEEK W 31-17 vs. Panthers L 25-19 vs. 49ers
LAST GAME 9/7/08: Lions 21 at Falcons 34.
Atlanta RB Michael Turner rushes for 220 yards & 2 TDs on Kickoff
Weekend. Falcons QB Matt Ryan throws TD pass in NFL debut.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/5/06: Lions 30, Falcons 14.
Detroit WR Roy Williams catches 6 passes for 138 yards, including 60-yard TD.
Lions RB Kevin Jones adds 110 yards rushing & 2 TDs.
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Sam Rosen, Brian
Billick, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). Westwood One Radio: Howard David, Tony
Boselli. SIRIUS: 134 (Atl.), 86 (Det.). XM: 225 (Det.).

STATS

PASSING Ryan: 134-218-1,465-8-6-82.1 Stafford: 147-237-1,729-15
(3L)-4-98.2 (3C)
RUSHING Turner: 111-499-4.5-6 (T2L) Best: 84-390-4.6-2
RECEIVING White: 34-373-11.0-2 Johnson: 36-564 (3C)-15.7-9 (1L)
OFFENSE 336.2 368.0
TAKE/GIVE +2 +9 (T1L)
DEFENSE 380.8 335.0 (3C)
SACKS 3 tied: 2 Vanden Bosch: 4
INTs DeCoud: 3 (T1C) Houston: 3 (T1C)
PUNTING Bosher (R): 37.1 Donahue (R): 42.9
KICKING Bryant: 39 (15/15 PAT; 8/8 FG) Hanson: 58 (2L) (19/19 PAT; 13/14
FG)

NOTES

FALCONS: QB MATT
RYAN made NFL debut vs. Det. (9/7/08), leading club to win & posting
137 rating. Falcons are 17-0 when Ryan has 100+ rating. Has 25-6 (.806) record
in games played indoors…In last meeting, RB MICHAEL TURNER rushed for
franchise-record 220 yards & 2 TDs. Has 2 highest rushing games in team
history (220 & 208 yards). When Turner has 21+ att., his teams are 24-1
(.960). Since joining Atl. in 2008, has 45 rush TDs, 2nd most in NFL…Since
start of 2007, WR RODDY WHITE has 405 rec., 2nd most in NFC. TE
TONY GONZALEZ
has 1,099 catches & needs 4 to move into 2nd all-time. In
3 career meetings, has 23 catches for 302 yards (100.7 per game) & 3 TDs. WR
JULIO JONES
ranks 2nd among NFL rookies with 25 receptions & 358 rec.
yards…DE JOHN ABRAHAM has 104.5 sacks, 2nd most among active players.
Had 3 sacks in last meeting. Has recorded 3+ sacks in game 6 times. DE RAY
EDWARDS
has 8.5 sacks, 3 FFs & 2 FRs (9-yard TD) in 10 career games vs.
Det…LIONS: Are 5-1 for 1st time since 1991. Team is outscoring
opp. 118-36 after halftime. QB MATTHEW STAFFORD has 1,729 passing yards
& 15 TDs, most by any Lions QB through 1st six games of season. In 2nd
half/OT, Stafford leads NFL with 116.1 rating, completing 70 of 109 (64.2 pct.)
for 862 yards with 9 TDs vs. 0 INTs…RB JAHVID BEST is 1 of 2
players in NFL with 350+ rush yards (390), 250+ rec. yards (287), 2 rush TDs
(2) & rec. TD (1)…Last week, WR CALVIN JOHNSON (306 rec.) recorded
his 300th career catch in 66th career game, fastest of any player in club
history (HERMAN MOORE, 70 games). Since start of ’08, has 38 rec. TDs,
most in NFL. Had 7 catches for 107 yards in last meeting. TE BRANDON
PETTIGREW
ranks 2nd among NFL TEs with 34 receptions. WR TITUS YOUNG
is 3rd among NFC rookies with 209 rec. yards (15 catches, 13.9 avg.)….Defense
leads NFC allowing 4.80 yards per 1st down play. DE CLIFF AVRIL has 7.5
sacks in past 9 at home. LB STEPHEN TULLOCH recorded 2nd sack of season
last week vs. SF, tying his career high (2009).


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