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- Marcus Mariota led a touchdown drive before giving way to the backups. He went 2-of-2 for 36 yards, with one of the completions an excellent pass to first-round rookie Drake London.
- Desmond Ridder went 10-of-22 for 103 yards and two touchdown passes, but he had at least four good passes dropped and an ugly interception negated by an iffy roughing the passer penalty.
- Mariota and Ridder added 77 rushing yards and a touchdown on the ground.
- Cordarrelle Patterson didn’t have a carry and only played one snap. Damien Williams and Qadree Ollison each had six snaps with the starters.
- Ollison had five carries in total, gaining 33 yards — eight of which came after contact.
- Drake London had an impressive catch and run from Marcus Mariota with the starters but took a shot to the knee on the play and was held out of the rest of the game as a precaution.
- No receiver saw more than three targets all game, with Tyshaun James and Frank Darby hitting that mark.
- Jalen Mayfield picked up where he left off last season — struggling — giving up four pressures on 19 pass-blocking snaps.
- The backup units for the Falcons had some major struggles and are set to earn ugly PFF pass-blocking grades.
- Arnold Ebiketie tallied two pressures and was able to affect the quarterback from his 12 pass-rushing snaps.
- Quinton Bell was the only other Falcons defensive lineman to notch multiple pressures (two).
- Nate Landman played 47 snaps, 12 more than any other Falcons linebacker. He had two defensive stops and a hurry on the blitz.
- Rashaan Evans tied for the linebacker lead with two defensive stops from only six snaps against the run.
- The starters didn’t last long on defense, with only Casey Hayward Jr. seeing a target among the cornerbacks.
- Falcons defensive backs missed three tackles as a group.
- Jared Goff led one touchdown drive before taking a seat on the bench. He went 3-of-4 for 47 yards.
- Tim Boyle was next up but struggled with some errors. He had an interception and adjusted completion rate of just 56.3%.
- D’Andre Swift handled four carries on the opening drive and scored the team’s opening points with a rushing touchdown. He had eight of his 20 yards after contact.
- Jermar Jefferson had the highest workload, carrying nine times for just 19 yards. He broke a game-high four tackles on those runs.
- Amon-Ra St. Brown and D.J. Chark each played all 10 snaps of the opening drive with the starters. St. Brown saw two targets, moving the chains with both catches.
- Devin Funchess made a long-awaited return. Ostensibly a tight end, Funchess scored his touchdown split wide in the red zone.
- The starting offensive line only had to pass-block for four snaps, but they were four clean snaps. The unit looked powerful in the run game, as well.
- Detroit’s line generally held up very well, with only Matt Nelson struggling a little in pass protection.
- Aidan Hutchinson saw his first NFL action, making a nice splash play to stuff a run in the backfield. He played 10 total snaps and drew a holding penalty, as well.
- Jarrad Davis played 25 snaps to lead the Lions' linebackers. He didn’t allow a completion into his coverage and forced an incompletion.
- No Lions linebacker had more than one defensive stop.