Looking ahead: Lions draw Falcons team fresh off explosive 40-point showing in first win

ALLEN PARK -- The Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons will meet after each team turned in their best performances of the season amid a nightmarish start. Let’s get to know the 2020 Atlanta Falcons a little more:Previous results:Seahawks 38, Falcons 25Cowboys 40, Falcons 39Bears 30, Falcons 26Packers 30, Falcons 16Panthers 23, Falcons 16Falcons 40, Vikings 23Team stats:Average yards per game: Lions 347.8 (24th) | Falcons 403.2 (4th)Passing yards per game: Lions 230.4 (22nd) | Falcons 291.2 (2nd)Rushing yards per game: Lions 117.4 (15th) | Falcons 112 (19th)Points per game: Lions 26.6 (15th) | Falcons 27 (13th)Points allowed per game: Lions 28.6 (22nd) | Falcons 30.7 (28th)Defensive yards allowed per game: Lions 379 (21st) | Falcons 432.5 (31st)Passing yards allowed per game: Lions 234 (15th) | Falcons 335.3 (31st)Rushing yards allowed per game: Lions 145 (29th) | Falcons 97.2 (5th)Takeaways: Lions 6 | Falcons 8DVOA offensive ranking: Lions 19th | Falcons 22ndDVOA defensive ranking: Lions 23rd | Falcons 25thSpotlight players for Atlanta:Ryan turned in some gaudy numbers in the opener, but his play against the Vikings last week was nothing short of spectacular. Ryan’s average intended air yards were down to 6.9 yards last week, well down from his season average of 9.3. Jones, Ridley, and Hurst were all back on the field, and the veteran quarterback made sure to put the ball in their hands, whether downfield or running shorter routes. See below for the five most recent results or click here for the complete rundown:2017 -- Falcons 30, Lions 262014 -- Lions 22, Falcons 212012 -- Falcons 31, Lions 182011 -- Falcons 23, Lions 162008 -- Falcons 34, Lions 21

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