Falcons vs. Lions: 5 Matchups That Will Decide Saturday Night Clash

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Falcons vs. Lions: 5 Matchups That Will Decide Saturday Night Clash
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The NFL apparently decided to give me a Christmas present early, as there's no Thursday night game this week.

In lieu of the Thursday game, however, will be some Saturday night action this week, as the reeling Detroit Lions play host to the 12-win Atlanta Falcons.

For the Falcons, this game is about locking up home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs, while the Lions are just playing for pride and trying to stop a six-game skid.

Here are a handful of key matchups in a game that could get ugly quickly.

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