Atlanta Falcons: Final predictions for Week 7 matchup against the Lions
The Atlanta Falcons take on the Detroit Lions Sunday afternoon at Mercedes Benz Stadium.
In Raheem Morris’s first game as the Atlanta Falcons head coach, he was able to snap their five-game losing streak under previous head coach Dan Quinn.
The game plan last week for the Falcons was their best in years as was their attention to detail and execution. Yes, people like to make sure everyone knows that Vikings running back Dalvin Cook was out but that doesn’t change how the Falcons executed.
Will we get that again this week? The Blogging Dirty staff weighs in.
Jeff Benedict – Site Expert
Like last week, this will be two bad teams facing off against each other and like last week, if the Atlanta Falcons are able to win this game, fans will go nuts. At this point, fans just want to go to 1-15 and grab a top-three pick in the 2021 NFL draft and I don’t blame them.
Former Atlanta Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant will not get an opportunity to face his former teammates this week and that will help the Falcons. While he may not be able to stop Julio Jones or Calvin Ridley, he sure knows all of their secrets and that would have been a big help on the field.
Falcons fans will get a look at first-round corner Jeff Okudah, who many of them wanted the Falcons to trade up and get. While that did not happen, I will say after just six games, the Falcons got the best corner in this draft with A.J. Terrell.
The Atlanta Falcons offense is too good and the Lions defense is trash and that will be the bottom line of this game.
- Atlanta Falcons: 47
- Detroit Lions: 27
Ross Terrell – Contributor
The last time these two teams matched up the Falcons won on a technicality. But that was payback for when the Lions won in London on a technicality. Consider this the rubber match. Matt Ryan versus his good friend Matthew Stafford.
Numbers would say expect an air raid but the Falcons would be better served to keep this game on the ground. They get their second win in a row in a rather low scoring affair.
- Atlanta Falcons: 27
- Detroit Lions: 24
Ethan Johnson – Contributor
This should be a great game based off of recent history. The last two meetings have come down to the wire, with each team pulling out a close victory. The Detroit Lions are fighting for a wild card spot, while the Atlanta Falcons will look to build off its dominating victory over the Minnesota Vikings last week.
This game will be close, and I think the Atlanta Falcons pull out the victory on a late-game field goal.
- Atlanta Falcons: 30
- Detroit Lions: 27