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Atlanta Falcons (3-0)

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@ Chi
W 23-17
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vs. GB
W 34-23
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@ Det
W 30-26
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vs. Buf
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vs. Mia
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Falcons hold on to beat Lions 30-26 thanks to NFL rule

DETROIT (AP) The Atlanta Falcons escaped Detroit, holding on for a win thanks in part to an NFL rule that went in their favor.

Matthew Stafford's pass to Golden Tate was ruled to be just short of the end zone in the final seconds after a review, allowing Atlanta to beat the Lions 30-26 on Sunday.

The call on the field was touchdown when Stafford connected with Tate on a slant from the 1 with 8 seconds left, but it was overturned because the receiver was down before the football reached the goal line. By rule, 10 seconds had to run off the clock and that ended the game because Detroit didn't have any timeouts.

NFC South Division
Atlanta 3001.000
Carolina 210.667
Tampa Bay 110.500
New Orleans 120.333
Full Standings
Pass Yds: M. Ryan867
Pass TDs: M. Ryan4
Rush Yds: D. Freeman227
Rush TDs: D. Freeman4
Rec Yds: J. Jones265
Rec TDs: T. Coleman1
Int: D. Trufant1
Sacks: V. Beasley Jr.2.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 1164 (4)
Passing Yards: 867 (4)
Rushing Yards: 356 (10)
Points per game: 29.0 (5)
Yards per game: 388.0 (4)
Touchdowns: 8 (7)
Field Goals: 8 (2)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 992 (17)
Passing Yards: 820 (25)
Rushing Yards: 255 (11)
Points per game: 22.0 (16)
Yards per game: 330.7 (15)
Touchdowns: 6 (11)
Field Goals: 6 (17)
Date Player Transactions
9/21 J. Vellano active/prac. squad
9/21 D. Olatoye cut
9/19 J. Pressley pract. squad del
9/19 T. Tupou pract. squad add
9/11 J. Keyes cut
9/11 J. Keyes off IR undisclosed
9/6 T. Knight pract. squad add
9/6 T. Tupou pract. squad del
9/5 J. Tripp signed One-year contract (through 2017)
9/5 J. Douglas pract. squad add
Date Player Status
9/24 V. Beasley Jr. hamstring (Out)
9/24 R. Schraeder concussion (Out)
9/24 C. Upshaw ankle, knee (Out)
9/24 T. Ward neck, shoulder (Out)
9/17 B. Hill ankle (Questionable)
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