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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan ran back to Todd Gurley several times, not scoring for a late hand, as the offense tried to play against the Detroit Lions on Sunday time consuming.
Material from Inside the NFL Shows Ryan squeezing into the crowd, instructing Gurley to fall first and then slide before reaching the finish zone, nodding because of retreating.
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At that time, the Falcons trailed 16-14 with just over a minute. When Gulli broke through the plane in the end zone at a speed of 10 yards, the club simply timed and scored the goal. The two-point conversion gave Atlanta a 22-16 lead but also returned the ball to the Lions.
Detroit played eight games in the 1:04 match of the next game and advanced for 75 yards. Tight TJ Hockenson took advantage of Matthew Stafford’s 11-yard touchdown. Matt Prater’s preemptive attempt made Detroit a 23-22 victory, and time is tight.
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This was an epic error from veteran Guri, who tried to slow down before reaching the goal line, but couldn’t stop himself from scoring. Atlanta did not get the second victory of the season, but lost to Detroit, lost to Detroit, and lost to the odds when Detroit turned 3-3.