Lions host Falcons in potential playoff preview

Why to watch
Last year's NFC top seed, still looking vulnerable, faces a team in handshake's distance of the first overall seed in the NFC this season. The 49ers finally held Calvin Johnson in check, but can Atlanta's beleaguered secondary do the same? Let's hope the backslapping is kept to a minimum.

Inside story
The Falcons have rushed the ball 31 times per game the past three weeks after averaging 19 carries a game the first three weeks. Detroit allows 5.21 yards per carry, second worst in the NFL. A heavy dose of Michael Turner, and keeping Matt Ryan out of that Lion's Den of a pass rush is in order.

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