Why this game is intriguing: In a "Monday Night Football" game that's actually on Saturday night, what was supposed to be a prime-time battle with real playoff implications only matters for one team. The disappointing Detroit Lions host an Atlanta Falcons team that is one victory away from a playoff bye. Will Detroit's talented-but-flawed defense come together to stop one of the NFL's most explosive units just once? The Falcons proved their credentials by tormenting the Giants last week -- a statement win before the playoffs. If they can properly close it out, the Falcons will be in the best possible position for the postseason.
Published: Dec 19, 2012 at 08:39 AM
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Jaguars DL Dawuane Smoot delivers newborn daughter at home
Jaguars defensive lineman Dawuane Smoot delivered his newborn daughter, Ahlani Moon Smoot, at home Tuesday morning, per the team. Smoot's wife, Aumari, required an emergency delivery as the couple did not have enough time to make it to the hospital.