NFL International Series: Atlanta Falcons vs Detroit Lions Preview

    By Jaclyn Harris

    A few weeks ago, the 2014 NFL International Series kicked-off with the Miami Dolphins defeating the Oakland Raiders 38-14 in London. This week, the Atlanta Falcons will host the Detroit Lions at Wembley Stadium for the second of three games abroad this year.

    Not only is this game set to be historic for being played at Wembley Stadium, but it's also the first NFL game to be aired in the morning in the United States! The game has a 2:30 p.m. kick-off time in London so it will be aired at 9:30 a.m. ET in the US. Better set those alarm clocks, Falcons and Lions fans!

    Detroit currently holds a better record than Atlanta in their perspective brackets in the NFC, but each team boasts different strengths and weaknesses. Pair those facts with the knowledge that neither team is really playing "at home," and we have all the elements for a fantastic football game. This international match can really go either way.

    With that being said, let's take a look at each team's record, the match-up and the players who will hold a key role in their team's performance.

    Standings in the NFC

    NFC North




       Win %   

    Detriot Lions 5 2 0 .714
    Green Bay Packers 5 2 0 .714
    Chicago Bears 3 4 0 .429
    Minnesota Vikings 2 5 0 .286

           NFC South




      Win %  

    Carolina Panthers 3 3 1 .500
    New Orleans Saints 2 4 0 .333
    Atlanta Falcons 2 5 0 .286
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1 5 0 .167

    Comparing the Falcons and the Lions

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    falcons lions defense comparison resized 600Comparisons provided by NFL Game Center.

    Players to Watch

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    Team Leaders provided by NFL Game Center.

    Who's your early pick to win? Will the Detroit Lions prevail and increase their impressive record, or will the Atlanta Falcons defeat them and improve their record? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

    See the Falcons vs Lions International Game LIVE from London!

    It's not too late to be a part of this NFL International Series experience, but you have to act fast!
    Official Ticket Packages direct from NFL On Location and provided by QuintEvents can grant you unparalleled VIP access at Wembley Stadium for the Atlanta Falcons vs Detroit Lions match-up!

    There are four different package levels available:

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    • Deluxe Packages
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    This gives fans different level price points to select from while still receiving unbelievable inclusions.

    For example, with the top-tier Diamond level package, fans will be invited to tailgate in a premium in-stadium hospitality area three hours pregame, during halftime and one hour post game. Here they'll enjoy a complimentary four-course meal, open beer, wine and soft drink selections, cash bars for premium beverages, and a variety of interactive entertainment elements. Diamond package holders will also be invited to attend the NFL Friday Night Kickoff Cruise where they can meet NFL players and cheerleaders! 

    On the other hand, Standard level packages offer access to the NFL Pregame Party adjacent to Wembley Stadium for three hours pregame. Fans will be invited to enjoy a complimentary pregame menu and open beer, wine and soft drink selections.

    Sapphire and Deluxe level package fall in between these two access levels. Hotel accommodations, ground transportation and an Official NFL Gift Bag are also included in each package.

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