Detroit Lions vs Atlanta Falcons prediction, game preview, and fantasy player to watch.
Detroit Lions vs Atlanta Falcons Broadcast
Date: Sunday, October 25
Game Time: 1:00 ET
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA
Detroit Lions (2-3) vs Atlanta Falcons (1-5) Game Preview
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Why Detroit Will Win
Atlanta finally came up with a win, but it was the first time all year the defense allowed fewer than 380 yards – Minnesota only got 365. Detroit’s offense might not be consistent enough, and there needs to be more of a deep passing game, but it came up with over 400 yards in last week’s win over Jacksonville and has the balance to get hot and hit an Atlanta D that gives up big pass play after big pass play.
Why Atlanta Will Win
Run the ball, keep running, and don’t stop the run. Atlanta has the passing game to bomb away against almost anyone, and the running game has been fine, but this needs to be Todd Gurley’s game. Jacksonville was held to 44 rushing yards last week, but on the season, Detroit is giving up close to five yards per carry with the fourth-worst run defense in the league.
Fantasy Football Player To Watch
TE TJ Hockenson, Detroit
Atlanta features one of the worst past defenses in the league and gets hammered by tight ends. You get the sense that Detroit is finding its identity on offense with a diverse stable of three backs, Kenny Golladay for the deep shots, and Hockenson in the Red Zone. Look for Hockenson to extend his two game TD streak against the sad Atlanta defense.
What’s Going To Happen
Atlanta might have found something now that Raheem Morris is in charge. The offense was good against Minnesota, the defense forced three takeaways, and it was the biggest scoring day of the season. The Falcons won’t be quite that good against Detroit, but they’ll make it two in a row in a wild shootout.
Detroit Lions vs Atlanta Falcons Prediction, Line
Atlanta 36, Detroit 30
Bet on Detroit vs Atlanta with BetMGM
Atlanta -2, o/u: 55
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
Must See Rating: 2.5
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