The Lions take on the Falcons as part of the NFL International Series in London. Find out how you can watch a live stream of the game from Wembley Stadium.
Where: Wembley Stadium, London.
When: Sunday October 26, 13:30 (UK time)
Live Stream: NOW TV Sky Sports Day Pass
NFL fever grips London for the second time this season this weekend as the Detroit Lions take on the Atlanta Falcons at Wembley on Sunday.
The Lions have struggled to put up significant numbers on offense, but it hasn’t hurt them too much with their defensive unit being as intimidating as ever.
Detroit (5-2) are surrendering an NFL-low 290.3 yards per game and rank second in points allowed with 15.0. They head over the Atlantic in good spirits after their road win over the New Orleans Saints last time out, and they are undoubtedly in contention with the Green Bay Packers at the top of the NFC North.
Golden Tate has been a regular target for quarterback Matt Stafford in recent weeks, but the Lions’ signal-caller could be set for a huge boost this weekend with star receiver Calvin Johnson in line for a return from his lingering ankle problem.
‘Megatron’ has missed the last two games after aggravating his injury in Week 5 and although he has been limited for nearly a month, he has travelled with the team and albeit still limited, he has participated in practice this week.
Reggie Bush is also pushing to make a comeback from an ankle injury of his own, and along with fellow running back Joique Bell, the pair will look to make the most of the running game against the Falcons who are struggling to defend it.
Atlanta have lost six straight and 11 of 12 away from the Georgia Dome and have allowed an average of 137.7 yards and a league-worst 13 touchdowns on the ground as they have faltered to 2-5 for the season.
Nevertheless, Matt Ryan starred in the last meeting between these two teams as he threw for four touchdowns in a 31-18 win at Ford Field back in December 2012, which was a third straight win for the Falcons in this series.
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