Lions-Falcons Capsule

DETROIT (5-2) vs. ATLANTA (2-5) at London

Sunday, 9:30 a.m. ET, FOX

OPENING LINE - Lions by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Detroit 4-3, Atlanta 2-5

SERIES RECORD - Lions lead 23-21

LAST MEETING - Falcons beat Lions 31-18, Dec. 22, 2012

LAST WEEK - Lions beat Saints 24-23; Falcons lost to Ravens 29-7

AP PRO32 RANKING - Lions No. 10, Falcons No. 25 (tie)

LIONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH (31), PASS (13).

LIONS DEFENSE - OVERALL (1), RUSH (2), PASS (7).

FALCONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH (23), PASS (5).

FALCONS DEFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (27), PASS (29).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Second of three games in 2014 International Series, game has afternoon local kickoff for first time. ... Miami beat Oakland 38-14 in London in Week 4. Jacksonville will be home team against Dallas in Week 10 at Wembley. ... It is first regular-season game outside North America for Atlanta and Detroit. ... Matthew Stafford's game-winning pass last week gave him 118 for career and tie with Hall of Famer Bobby Layne for Lions career record. ... RB Reggie Bush has five TDs in last five games against Falcons. ... Since 2011, Stafford is second in NFL with 16,546 yards passing. ... In last game against Falcons, WR Calvin Johnson had 11 catches for 225 yards. In three games against Falcons, Johnson has 23 catches for 447 yards. ... Falcons coach Mike Smith is 3-0 against Lions. ... Falcons are 36-2 when Matt Ryan starts and has QB rating of 100 or better. Ryan has 108.5 rating in three wins over Lions. ... DE Osi Umenyiora was born in London and played at Wembley with Giants against Dolphins in 2007 in first International Series game. ... WR Roddy White had eight catches for 153 yards, two TDs in last meeting. White had nine catches for 100 yards with TD in loss to Ravens last week. ... Falcons have four-game losing streak and are 0-4 away from Atlanta. ... C Peter Konz (left knee) placed on IR on Monday, becoming team's fourth starting offensive lineman lost to season-ending injury.

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