Episode #218: Lions at Falcons, Week 16 preview

This week on the podcast, the guys set the table for the Detroit Lions 2021 Week 16 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons.

Cardinals’ review

  • Lions whopped ‘em
  • 8-minute drive to open the game, settled for a FG 3-0
  • Amon-Ra St. Brown touchdown play was well designed, 10-0
  • Charles Harris came to play – dominated in arguably the best game of his career
  • AJ Parker PBU on 4th and goal give the Lions ball at the 3-yard line
  • 97 yards TD drive, capped by Goff to Reynolds 22 yd score, 17-0 at the half
  • Godwin fumbles… again… but Amani Oruwariye save him with an insane interception
  • Set up a Jason Cabinda touchdown, 24-3
  • Riley Patterson closes out the day with two more field goals, 30-12
  • “Out-coached and outplayed” the Cardinals

Roster Moves:


Injury Report

  • OUT:
    • EDGE Julian Okwara (ankle)
    • LB Jalen Woods (neck)
    • CB Amani Oruwariye (thumb)
  • Limited
    • RB D’Andre Swift (shoulder)
    • WR Josh Reynolds (thigh)
    • WR Kalif Raymond (shoulder)
    • LG Jonah Jackson (back)
    • DL Michael Brockers (knee)
    • LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin (shoulder)

Protected PS: Steven Montez, Shane Zylstra, Bruce Hector, and Aldric Rosas

Falcons’ preview

  • Ref: Ron Torbert’s crew (near the bottom of the NFL in penalties called)
  • TV: FOX, Chris Myers, Robert Smith and Jen Hale
  • Bet line: Falcons -5.5
  • Are the Falcons fool’s gold?

We close with our new segment: Offseason Mailbag!

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