Bow Tie Chronicles: Falcons 30, Lions 26

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Taylor Gabriel (18) runs after a catch for a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.

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Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Taylor Gabriel (18) runs after a catch for a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.

The Falcons prevailed over the Detroit Lions, 30-26, to improve to 3-0 on the season.

The defense made three stops in the fourth quarter when the offense stalled and couldn’t run out the clock. Also, replay and the 10-second rule helped out in the end.

On a day of protests around the league, Detroit dropped to 2-1.