Lions Edge Falcons 23-22
By: Mike Stiles - Monday, October 26, 2020

ATLANTA - There was a time Matthew Stafford did this on a weekly basis, where the man became synonymous with the fourth-quarter comeback. It hadn’t happened as much the past three seasons, as the Detroit Lions had become known for giving up leads and games instead of coming from behind to win one. On Sunday, Stafford got the ball back with 64 seconds left, no timeouts, and 75 yards to go. And Stafford became the Stafford he had been for a lot of the mid-2000s, slicing through the Atlanta defense with big play after big play, carrying Detroit on his shoulder pads to a scramble and buy time to find T.J. Hockenson with an 11 yard touchdown with no time left. Following a penalty, Matt Prater made a 48 yard extra point and the Lions beat host Atlanta 23-22, giving life to Detroit’s season and taking the franchise back to 3-3. It was the 30th fourth-quarter comeback of his career, tying him for eighth all-time with the quarterback he beat, Matt Ryan, and the 36th game-winning drive of his career, according to Pro Football Reference. Stafford was 25 of 36 for 340 yards and a touchdown. Kenny Golladay had 6 receptions for 114 yards, including a big catch on the game winning drive. D'Andre Swift rushed for 27 yards and a touchdown for Detroit.


Cleveland 37 – Cincinnati 34
Pittsburgh 27 – Tennessee 24
New Orleans 27 – Carolina 24
Buffalo 18 – NY Jets 10
Washington 25 – Dallas 3
Green Bay 35 – Houston 20
Tampa Bay 45 – Las Vegas 20
Kansas City 43 – Denver 16
San Francisco 33 – New England 2
LA Chargers 39 – Jacksonville 29
Arizona 37 – Seattle 34 (OT)