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Atlanta Falcons (2-0)


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Improved Lions' defense takes on Falcons

(TSX / STATS) -- The Detroit Lions rely heavily on the powerful right arm of Matthew Stafford. That's why they awarded him the richest contract in NFL history near the end of training camp.

Stafford has done his part in the team's first two games, but he's getting a surprising assist from the defense.

Stafford has thrown six touchdown passes, tying him for the league lead with Denver's Trevor Siemian. Detroit's defense has been just as productive in victories over Arizona and the New York Giants.

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NFC South Division
TeamWLTPct
Atlanta 2001.000
Carolina 2001.000
Tampa Bay 1001.000
New Orleans 020.000
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: M. Ryan573
Pass TDs: M. Ryan2
Rush Yds: D. Freeman121
Rush TDs: D. Freeman3
Rec Yds: J. Jones174
Rec TDs: T. Coleman1
Int: D. Trufant1
Sacks: V. Beasley Jr.2.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 736 (8)
Passing Yards: 573 (7)
Rushing Yards: 205 (15)
Points per game: 28.5 (8)
Yards per game: 368.0 (8)
Touchdowns: 5 (6)
Field Goals: 5 (4)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 668 (23)
Passing Yards: 556 (28)
Rushing Yards: 184 (16)
Points per game: 20.0 (15)
Yards per game: 334.0 (22)
Touchdowns: 5 (23)
Field Goals: 2 (8)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/21 J. Vellano active/prac. squad
9/21 D. Olatoye cut
9/19 J. Pressley pract. squad del
9/19 T. Tupou pract. squad add
9/11 J. Keyes cut
9/11 J. Keyes off IR undisclosed
9/6 T. Knight pract. squad add
9/6 T. Tupou pract. squad del
9/5 J. Tripp signed One-year contract (through 2017)
9/5 J. Douglas pract. squad add
Injuries
Date Player Status
9/17 B. Hill ankle (Questionable)
9/10 B. Hill ankle (Out)
9/10 A. Pasztor chest (Questionable)
9/10 T. Ward hamstring (Questionable)
9/4 L. Reynolds pectoral (IR)
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