When: 1 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Mercedez-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
TV/radio: Fox; WXYT-FM (97.1; other radio affiliates).
Line: Falcons by 6½.
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Game notes: The Lions will try to end a solid December — if you’re not hell-bent on having the 2022 top pick — on a high note and spoil the Falcons’ faint postseason hopes. The Lions beat the Arizona Cardinals at home last week, 30-12. Atlanta is coming off a 31-13 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. The six-win Falcons are behind four other non-division leaders in the race for one of three wild-card spots.
Detroit will likely be without top quarterback Jared Goff (COVID-19 protocols). Tim Boyle will make his second start of the season in Goff’s place. He passed for 77 yards in a Week 12 loss to the Cleveland Browns. The Lions also lost a(nother) starting cornerback to injury when Amani Oruwariye was placed on injured reserve.
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