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Lions convene in final seconds to kick Falcons 22-21 in London

LONDON — Fitting, during one of a world’s many famous soccer stadiums, that this would come down to a kick.

Matt Prater done a game-winning 48-yard margin idea as time lapsed and a Detroit Lions flog a Atlanta Falcons in a dumb finale during Wembley Stadium, 22-21.

The Falcons scored a game’s initial 21 points, though gift-wrapped a quip for a Lions with a late chastisement and forsaken pass on their final expostulate that saved a Lions some-more than a notation of clock.

The Lions started their final possession during their possess 7-yard line, and Matthew Stafford gathering them into field-goal domain with reduction than 30 seconds to play.

BOX SCORE: Lions 22, Falcons 21

Prater, a Lions’ third kicker this year, missed a 43-yard margin idea on his initial attempt, though a Lions were called for a delay-of-game penalty. His second flog sailed by a uprights to give a Lions (6-2) their third true win.

The Lions have struggled with their kicking diversion all year.

They done only 6 of 16 attempts before today, and cut rookie Nate Freese and Alex Henery before signing Prater.

Prater done all 3 of his kicks today.

Nick Fairley suffered a potentially critical right knee damage in a initial half and did not lapse for a Lions, who were shorthanded during defensive tackle entering a diversion after they dangling C.J. Mosley for control unpropitious to a team.

Defensive ends Jason Jones and Darryl Tapp played some defensive tackle in a final 3 quarters, spelling Ndamukong Suh and Caraun Reid.

Stafford finished 24 of 47 passes for 325 yards and dual touchdowns, and pennyless Bobby Layne’s authorization record for many career touchdown passes with a 59-yard explosve to Golden Tate on third-and-25 late in a third quarter.

Tate finished with 7 catches for 151 yards as a Lions played but Calvin Johnson for a third true game.


Birkett writes for a Detroit Free Press

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