Updated: 4:15 p.m.

4th QTR

FINAL: Lions 23, Falcons 22.

TOUCHDOWN Lions! Stafford 11-yard pass to TE T.J. Hockenson, :00. Extra point is good. Lions 23, Falcons 22.

Booth review of Lions catch at Falcons 8-yard line with :03 remaining.

TOUCHDOWN Falcons! Gurley 10-yd run, 1:04. Ryan 2-point pass to Ridley is good. Falcons 22, Lions 16. 

2:00 WARNING: Lions lead 16-14. Falcons ball at their own 47. Atlanta has only one timeout remaining.

FG Lions! Prater 49-yard field goal, 3:16. Lions 16, Falcons 14.

SACK Lions! Detroit sacks Ryan and forces fumble. Lions recover. 5:29

Prater misses 46-yard field goal, 7:32 left. Still 14-13, Atlanta.

Falcons challenged catch by Detroit WR Kenny Golladay. Atlanta lost the challenge and lost a timeout. Falcons down to only one timeout with 9:25 remaining in the game.

Falcons go for it on fourth-and-five from the Detroit 13. Ryan's pass was incomplete, Lions take over on downs. 12:01 left.

3rd QTR

End 3rd: Falcons 14, Lions 13. Falcons ball, on the move.

FG Lions! Prater 51-yard field goal, 7:34. Falcons 14, Lions 13. Key play: Falcons LB Deion Jones gets sack on Stafford on third-and-five, forcing the field-goal attempt.

2nd QTR

HALFTIME: Falcons 14, Lions 10.

FG Lions! Prater 50-yard field goal, :00. Falcons 14, Lions 10. Key play: QB Matthew Stafford long third-down pass play to get in range.

TOUCHDOWN Falcons! QB Matt Ryan 4-yd pass to WR Calvin Ridley, :29. Extra point is good. Falcons 14, Lions 7. 98-yard scoring drive.

2:00 WARNING: Game still tied at 7. Falcons ball, on the move.

GOAL LINE STAND Falcons! LB Dante Fowler Jr. stops Detroit RB Adrian Peterson on fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line. 6:17.

TOUCHDOWN Falcons! RB Todd Gurley II 1-yd run, 10:55. K Younghoe Koo makes the extra point. Falcons 7, Lions 7. Key play: Pass interference penalty on Detroit CB Jeff Okudah.

1st QTR

End 1st: Lions 7, Falcons 0.

TOUCHDOWN Lions! RB D'Andre Swift 3-yd run, 4:16. K Matt Prater makes the extra point. Lions 7, Falcons 0. Key play: Roughing the passer penalty on Falcons CB A.J. Terrell.

Atlanta wide receiver Russell Gage hurt on a pass play, was helped off the field. Knee injury.

Mack back in at center for Atlanta. Falcons get ball again after a Detroit three and out.

Falcons center Alex Mack injured on a play. Timeout was called. Mack off the field, Falcons punt.

Detroit won the coin toss, will defer possession until the second half. Falcons get the ball first.


Welcome fans! The Atlanta Falcons (1-5) prepare to host the Detroit Lions (2-3) at Mercedes-Benz Stadium at 1 p.m. today. Follow along for live updates and big plays during the game!

Injury update

Falcons OUT today: CB Jordan Miller, RB Qadree Ollison, S Jaylinn Hawkins, OT John Wetzel, DT Deadrin Senat.