Lions 34, Falcons 31 The Lions defeated the Falcons in what had to be one of the games of the season, finally winning the shootout inside Ford Field by a score of 34-31. Both teams kicked a FG in the first to have the game tied at quarter time, but Michael Turner got things going in the second with his 44 yard breakaway TD to give Atlanta their first lead. The Lions answered however, with another FG and a TD pass to Pettigrew to take back the lead 13-10 going into halftime. The lead changed twice more in the third, as rookie TE Ryen Garoppolo scored for the Falcons before backup HB Lorenzo Booker pounded it in for Detroit, giving them a 20-17 lead heading to a crazy final quarter. First, Megatron took a screen pass 56 yards for a TD, 27-17 Lions. Turner then scored his second of the day with 1:58 remaining, cutting it to 27-24. Almost out of timeouts, Atlanta chose to onside kick. The Lions recovered, but fumbled, and watched as Chris Owens took it to the house for the 31-27 lead. Refusing to give up, the Lions incredibly scored again on a hail mary style pass to Derrick Williams with 59 seconds to play (21 combined points in 59 seconds) and looked to have finally won the game. But the Falcons would get all the way to the Detroit 30 yard line, and manage to get off 1 pass to the endzone as time expired, which was thankfully knocked down incomplete. Final score: 34-31, Lions. Great game from both offenses, Michael Turner finishing with 120 yards and 2 TD's on 19 carries, Calvin Johnson 5 catches for 123 yards and 1 TD. But the clear MVP of the game was Matthew Stafford, going 17/24 for 293 yards and 3 TD's without and interception. Great game Shuffman.