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Falcons Vs. Lions: Game Time, TV Schedule, Radio Streaming And More

The Falcons travel to Detroit for a key NFC matchup.

ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 16:  Michael Turner #33 of the Atlanta Falcons rushes up the fiield against the Carolina Panthers at Georgia Dome on October 16, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 16: Michael Turner #33 of the Atlanta Falcons rushes up the fiield against the Carolina Panthers at Georgia Dome on October 16, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit Lions

In a pivotal mid-season showdown between the team with the NFC's best record last season and the surprise team of the NFC team this year, the 3-3 Atlanta Falcons travel to play the 5-1 Detroit Lions on Sunday.

Atlanta is firmly entrenched in the middle of the NFC pack, losing as many games this year as they did all season and searching desperately for a signature win. None of the teams the Falcons have defeated this year have a winning record.

Detroit, after years of irrelevance, has rocketed out to a 5-1 start, behind the playmaking ability of QB Matt Stafford and WR Calvin Johnson and a defense anchored by DT Ndamukong Suh. However, they are dealing with a host of injuries in the back-field, as starting RB Jahvid Best suffered his second concussion of the year last week while backup Jerome Harrison reportedly has a tumor in his brain.

Game Date/Time: Sunday, October 23; 1:00 PM EST

Location: Ford Field, Detroit, MI

TV Schedule: Regional FOX

TV Distribution Map: The506.com

Radio Schedule: Falcons 94.1 FM Atlanta

For more on the Lions, head over to the Pride Of Detroit. For more on the Falcons, check out The Falcoholic. Follow the rest of week seven at SB Nation NFL.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.