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Saturday Night Open Thread: Falcons at Lions

Open thread for the Saturday Night football game between the Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions.

Gregory Shamus

Welcome, people, to the last "Monday night" football game of the season. However, this game is a few days earlier than Monday. Instead, due to anti-trust restrictions which prohibit NFL games from 8 PM Christmas Eve to 5 PM on Christmas day, we are getting a special Saturday Night NFL game here.

And tonight, the game we get is a rematch of last year. The Atlanta Falcons head to Detroit and take on the Lions. Last season, the Falcons went into Detroit and won 23-16. Atlanta is coming off a 34-0 blowout of the New York Giants, while Detroit went to Arizona and got routed, 38-10. It was Arizona's first win since early in this season.

As always, game chat, predictions, and commentary are welcome. If the Falcons win, they will lock up the top seed in the NFC playoffs.