Falcons vs Lions Live | Live(®) Stream Watch Updets TV Time Result Free, Falcons vs Lions Live, NFL regular season, 1:00 PMFord Field, Detroit, Michigan HD. In a game that could have serious playoff implications down the road, the Atlanta Falcons will head to Detroit to take on the Lions. Both of these teams made it to the playoffs last season, though the Falcons did have a bit of a longer run. The Lions were eliminated in the Wildcard Round, while the Falcons made it all the way to the Super Bowl.
When they meet inside Ford Field, all of that will be history, as each team is looking to move to 3-0 on the young season. The Falcons are coming off a convincing win against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football, in a game that saw them play their first regular season game inside brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Detroit took care of business in primetime as well, beating the New York Giants on Monday Night Football.
The Lions surprised some people by making it to the playoffs last season, but they are not surprising anybody this season. They have become one of the best teams in the NFC, and their high-priced quarterback has proven worth the big contract this season. They did a nice job bolstering their defense this offseason, and they will need all hands on deck against a high-octane Falcons offense on Sunday.
Atlanta can score with anybody, and their defense also has some nice playmakers on it as well. They will be without their best pass rusher on Sunday, however, as Vic Beasley Jr. is out with a torn hamstring. Giving Stafford time to throw is never a good formula for beating Detroit, so they better hope someone comes up big in his absence.
The Falcons should win this game, but the score could be very close to the three-point spread. The over/under is pretty high, which is based on the fact that these two teams stop playing defense at times. This line and over/under has changed a bit over the past week or so, so head on over to for any changes up until kickoff.
One of these teams will move to 3-0 on the season, and that team will be the Atlanta Falcons. They have too many weapons on offense for the Lions to hang with them for four quarters, and the Lions are coming into this game on a short week. Look for Matt Ryan to make enough plays to put Detroit away late, in what could be one of the better games of the 1pm ET slate on Sunday.
The Falcons opened as 3-point road favourites (-115) on the Sports Interaction NFL odds board. Over bettors love the defending NFC champions. The Over is 9-1-1 in Falcons’ games since their bye last season and 17-3-1 in their last 21 games overall. The Lions, on the other hand, have been a cash cow for Under players with their games finishing below the total in 10 of their last 13 games.
Detroit loves playing at Ford Field where the club has won seven of its last eight games and covered the spread in six of those eight contests. The Falcons are birds that travel well under head coach Dan Quinn. Atlanta is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 away games. Nearly 90 percent of Sports Interaction bettors see this game going over the 50.5-point total and 67 percent think the Falcons will cover the 3-point spread.
If the curse of the Super Bowl loser was a thing, the Falcons haven’t gotten the memo. The trend that saw losing teams from the previous year’s Super Bowl crash and burn in the following season isn’t applying to Atlanta. The Falcons took care of business in Week 1 against Chicago and defeated Aaron Rodgers and the hobbled-by-injuries Packers on Sunday night on NBC. The offense hasn’t missed a beat transitioning to new offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, but the defense will have to make a big adjustment in the coming weeks.
Pro Bowl outside linebacker Vic Beasley pulled his hamstring Sunday against Green Bay and is expected to miss at least four weeks. He was the league leader in sacks a season ago with 15.5 QB takedowns.
The Lions are proving there’s more than one way to skin a cat. Detroit for many years threw the ball around the lot with quarterback Matthew Stafford racking up passing yards. The Lions thumped the Giants last week with Stafford totaling just 122 yards in the air.
Of course, Detroit was helped by punt returner Dwayne Harris taking one to the house against the Giants and that’s something that’s probably not going to happen every week.