Falcons vs. Lions: Final Report Card, Player Grades for Atlanta

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Falcons vs. Lions: Final Report Card, Player Grades for Atlanta
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The Atlanta Falcons (13-2) defeated the Detroit Lions (4-11) 31-18 Saturday night to clinch the NFC's No. 1 seed, ensuring home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

The Falcons got off to a hot start in the game, at once leading 21-3 in the second quarter. But the Lions swarmed back, cutting the lead to 21-16 early in the fourth quarter.

It was all Atlanta after that, however, first capping off an 11-play drive with a Michael Palmer touchdown before adding a field goal on the ensuing drive to make it 31-16. The Lions scored on a safety to close out the scoring on the night.

Here's a look a the final game grades for the Falcons.

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