The Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons are two teams heading in opposite directions. The Lions entered the season with high hopes, but the season has unfolded in miserable fashion. The Falcons, meanwhile, are one win away from clinching the number one seed in the NFC. The two teams will get together for a rare Saturday night NFL game this week, and Detroit will attempt to buck momentum to spring the upset.
The Lions put defensive tackle Nick Fairley and cornerback Jacob Lacey on injured reserve this week, spreading the defense a little bit thinner against a dangerous Atlanta offense.
The Falcons could potentially be without two of their most important players in wide receiver Roddy White and safety William Moore. White is fighting through a knee issue, and Moore has missed the past two games with a hamstring injury. Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson will likely try to exploit Moore's absence if he misses his third straight game on Saturday.
Kickoff from Ford Field is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET on Saturday night. The game can be seen nationally on ESPN.