Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • ATL 344
    • 522 DET
  • Turnovers

    • ATL 0
    • 3 DET
  • Possession

    ATL DET
    31:08 28:52
  • 1st Downs

    • ATL 19
    • 25 DET

Game Information

Ford Field
Coverage: ESPN
  • Detroit, MI 48226
  • Line: ATL -3.0
Attendance: 63,849
99%
Capacity: 64,500
Referees: Gene Steratore

Scoring Summary

ESPN1234T
Falcons71401031
Lions337518
first QuarterATLDET
TD
5:59
Roddy White 44 Yard Pass From Matt Ryan
4 plays, 69 yards, 2:22
60
XP
5:50
Matt Bryant Kick is Good
4 plays, 69 yards, 2:22
70
FG
0:18
Jason Hanson 34 Yard Field Goal is Good
11 plays, 59 yards, 5:37
73
second QuarterATLDET
TD
10:03
Roddy White 39 Yard Pass From Matt Ryan
9 plays, 70 yards, 5:19
133
XP
9:54
Matt Bryant Kick is Good
9 plays, 70 yards, 5:19
143
TD
1:24
Julio Jones 16 Yard Pass From Matt Ryan
7 plays, 40 yards, 2:47
203
XP
1:17
Matt Bryant Kick is Good
7 plays, 40 yards, 2:47
213
FG
0:07
Jason Hanson 38 Yard Field Goal is Good
7 plays, 65 yards, 1:15
216
third QuarterATLDET
TD
7:02
Mikel Leshoure 1 Yard Run
10 plays, 56 yards, 6:36
2112
XP
6:59
Jason Hanson Kick is Good
10 plays, 56 yards, 6:36
2113
fourth QuarterATLDET
FG
13:29
Jason Hanson 20 Yard Field Goal is Good
12 plays, 83 yards, 6:55
2116
TD
7:14
Michael Palmer 1 Yard Pass From Matt Ryan
11 plays, 78 yards, 6:14
2716
XP
7:12
Matt Bryant Kick is Good
11 plays, 78 yards, 6:14
2816
FG
3:09
Matt Bryant 20 Yard Field Goal is Good
8 plays, 40 yards, 3:58
3116
SF
1:28
Michael Turner -2 Yard Run, Tackled In Own End Zone
1 play, -2 yards, 0:00
3118

Research Notes

  • Matt Ryan posted a 96.7 Total QBR in Saturday night's win over Detroit. Ryan now has 4 games this season with a 95+ QBR, most in the NFL. In the QBR era, there has only been one other instance of a player having four or more games with a 95+ QBR in a season: Matt Ryan in 2008.

  • NEXT LEVEL: Calvin Johnson had 100 yards after the catch Saturday, his most in a game in the last five seasons. Johnson became the 11th wide receiver to have 100 or more yards after the catch in a game over that span.

  • NEXT LEVEL: Calvin Johnson had five catches for 102 yards on throws at least 15 yards downfield Saturday, giving him over 1,000 receiving yards on such throws this season (1,019), a career high. Johnson has 32 more receptions on such throws than the next closest Lions receiver, and has been the best downfield receiving threat in the league this season.

  • NEXT LEVEL: Matt Ryan was extremely accurate Saturday as only three of his 31 attempts (excluding passes thrown away) were incomplete because of an over- or underthrown pass. Ryan continued a season trend as only 13.4 percent of his passes have been incomplete due to an off-target pass, the best percentage in the league.

  • NEXT LEVEL: Matt Ryan was excellent on play action Saturday, going 7-for-7 with 109 yards and a career-high three touchdowns, including six completions and two touchdowns in the first half. Ryan's three touchdowns on play action were half as many as he had entering the game.

  • From Elias:

  • From Elias:

  • Calvin Johnson set or tied five NFL receiving records on Saturday night.

  • Calvin Johnson has caught at least 10 passes in four straight games, the longest streak in NFL history.

  • Calvin Johnson has broken Jerry Rice's record for receiving yards in a single season with 1,892.

  • With four touchdown passes Saturday, Matt Ryan tied Steve Bartkowski for the Falcons' single-season record with 31 passing touchdowns.

  • This is the third time in Matt Ryan's career that he has thrown for four touchdown passes in one game. Both previous instances were during the 2011 season.

  • Calvin Johnson has had at least 100 receiving yards in each of his last eight games, the longest such streak in NFL history.

  • Dating back to Week 15, Matt Ryan completed 22 straight passes. That is tied for the third-longest streak in NFL history.The record is 24 straight completions by Donovan McNabb in 2004.

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