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Bet on the NFLThe 5-2 Detroit Lions and 2-5 Atlanta Falcons will be playing this Sunday at London's Wembley Stadium. This will be the most unique NFL game to have taken place in London as the game will start at 2:30 p.m. London time. This means that the game will start at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time.
The Atlanta Falcons, who will be the designated home team for this game, has the fifth-best passing game in the NFL in terms of yards per game. Matt Ryan has 2,078 passing yards but he also has seven interceptions versus thirteen touchdowns. Julio Jones currently has 676 receiving yards while Roddy White has 353 yards.
In addition, the Falcons have lost four games in a row with their last being a 29-7 loss to Baltimore this past Sunday. The Falcons also have the fourth-worst pass defense in the league as they are allowing 274 yards per game.
The Detroit Lions are coming into this international match tied with Green Bay for the top of the NFC North division. The Lions squeaked by New Orleans 24-23 this past Sunday and are on a two-game winning streak..
The Lions have struggled to get their rushing game off the ground as the team is averaging 82 yards per game. However, they have also limited their opponents to 73 rushing yards per game. The Lions also have 21 sacks with George Johnson tallying four and Ndamukong Suh having three. Still, Matthew Stafford has been sacked 24 times this year.
The Lions have also struggled in the kicking game. The team is 6-16 in field goals and has already gone through three kickers. In addition, Calvin Johnson's status for playing with the Lions is questionable but he will be making the trip to London for the game with the rest of the team.
The Detroit Lions are the -4 favorites to win this game. The over/under for the game is also listed at 47 points. This will be a rather interesting game to explore considering how the game is being held at such an unusual time for people west of the Atlantic Ocean.