Atlanta Falcons at Detroit Lions

Atlanta Falcons at Detroit Lions

Add to that the Ford Field attendance of 63,240 and that's a little more than 1.7 million who had their eyes on the Lions.

In a video posted on Twitter by 97.1 The Ticket's Evan Jankens, it looked like some food item fell out completely engulfed, and the flames were also roaring inside the hot box.

Caldwell said it's too early to draw any definitive conclusions about how much better the Lions are inside their opponents' 20-yard line this year, but quarterback Matthew Stafford said there's reason to believe the strides they've made are sustainable. Trailing by four points, Stafford drove Detroit to the 1-yard-line with 12 seconds to play.

Due to a stopped clock returning to a running clock inside of two minutes, the review resulted in a 10-second runoff, which ended the game. The Falcons took full advantage of the fact that the Lions were without starting LB Jarrad Davis (concussion) to the tune of 151 yards on the ground. Teams are still going to have an awfully tough time slowing down this offense, even with Shanahan on the other side of the country.

Others, presenting a more intriguing possibility that there were more than 10 seconds on the clock, seem to have strong visual evidence Tate was touched down with 11 ticks remaining, but there are factors not considered.

Well, it turns out the officials made the right call, he was short.

Let's also not forget about the fact that the Lions ran up and spiked the ball against Minnesota, they had no such option against Atlanta as they were facing 4th-and-goal.

Matt Ryan has yet to throw an interception through two games. What was most impressive about Sunday's near win against the Falcons wasn't that they nearly handed the defending conference champions their first loss of the season, but that they did so without their A-game. Desmond Trufant maybe had the two biggest penalties of the day.

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Sunday was so fun I'm not even going to be mad about why it took two weeks for Ken Crawley to be active and playing on defense. They were both in the starting lineup on Sunday for New Orleans , which seems to have depth in the defensive backfield.

Although many players were booed for kneeling on Sunday, Linsey stressed that her decision to kneel had nothing to do with disrespect for the flag or being unpatriotic.

Will the battle of unbeaten teams between the Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons at 1PM ET be an offensive showcase or a defensive struggle?

Notes: Quinn said RT Ryan Schraeder, still in the National Football League concussion protocol, hopes to get cleared so that he can practice this week and play against the Bills.

Four Lions defensive linemen saw more playing time: End Anthony Zettel (37 snaps) and tackles A'Shawn Robinson (39), Haloti Ngata (34) and Akeem Spence (34). "They're taking advantage of plays when they need to".

The Lions have not officially announced Caldwell's extension, but ESPN's Michael Rothstein has confirmed with the team that "the deal was struck months ago".

The Lions are one of eight 2-0 teams left in the NFL thanks in part to a rush defense that ranks fourth in the league at just 53.5 yards per game.

Detroit closed to 17-6 on a Prater 40-yard field goal with 1:50 left until intermission.