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Falcons vs. Lions 2012: Game preview, kickoff time, TV schedule and more

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Atlanta can clinch home field advantage throughout the playoffs with a victory over Detroit.

Scott Cunningham

The Atlanta Falcons will go for their 13th win of the season when they face the Detroit Lions on Saturday night. The Falcons have already secured a division title, and they can lock up the NFC's No. 1 playoff seed and home field advantage with a victory over the Lions.

Atlanta heads into the game ranked seventh in the NFL in both total and scoring offense. It ranks 19th in total defense and fourth in points allowed per game.

The Lions have lost six games in a row, dropping their record to 4-10 and ending their playoff hopes. But the team ranks second in the league in total offense and first in passing yardage per game. Quarterback Matthew Stafford has thrown for 4,252 yards this season, though he also has 15 interceptions.

Game time: 8:30 p.m. ET


Odds: Atlanta is favored from 3.5 to 4.5 points, depending on the sports book.

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