The Detroit Lions improved to 6-2 as they rallied from being down 21-0 to beat the Atlanta Falcons, 22-21, in London.
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The Detroit Lions traveled to London to face the Atlanta Falcons, and the residents of London received a treat as they witnessed a spectacular comeback by the Lions, who rallied from a 21-0 halftime deficit to win, 22-21.
The Lions had trimmed the Falcons’ lead to 21-19 in the fourth quarter with four minutes remaining but failed to complete a two-point conversion attempt.
However, they received another opportunity to score after the Falcons failed to put the game away. Kicker Matt Prater lined up to kick a 43-yard field goal and missed it, but he got a second chance after the kick was iced by a delay of game penalty.
Prater capitalized on this and kicked a 48-yard field goal as time expired, reminding fans of why he was valuable to the Denver Broncos.
Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford recovered from a shaky first half and put together a solid effort with 325 yards and two touchdowns with one interception on 24-of-47 passing.
Wide receiver Golden Tate continued to fill the void left by Calvin Johnson and caught seven passes for 151 yards and a touchdown.
For the Falcons, quarterback Matt Ryan threw for 228 yards and two touchdowns with an interception on 20-of-27 passing.