FINAL SCORE: Lions comeback win over Falcons

LONDON (Sporting Alert) — A 48-yard field goal from Matt Prater on the last play of the game earned the Detroit Lions a 22-21 comeback victory over the Atlanta Falcons at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday.

In fact, the Lions (6-2) scored all 22 of their total points in the second half, including 12 in the fourth quarter, this after trailing by 21 points at halftime.

Devonta Freeman, Bear Pascoe and Steven Jackson each scored touchdowns in the first half to give the Falcons (2-6) a commanding lead, but they couldn’t hold on for the win after drawing blank in the second half.

Matthew Stafford threw for 325 yards and two touchdowns for the Lions on his way to breaking Detroit’s club record of 118 with his 120 touchdowns.

Matt Ryan went 20 of 27 on completed passes for 228 yards and two touchdowns.

Trailing 19-21 with the clock expiring, Prater hit from a second straight late winning drive for the Lions, who had also come back to beat the New Orleans Saints the last time out.

Detroit Lions played without Calvin Johnson, Reggie Bush, Eric Ebron, Brandon Pettigrew and Joseph Fauria, who were all inactive today.


James Anderson is a major football contributor for SportingAlert.
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