Atlanta's Matt Ryan threw four touchdown passes and the Falcons clinched a first-round National Football League playoff bye with a 31-18 victory over the Detroit Lions.
Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons during the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 22, 2012. The Falcons clinched a first-round National Football League playoff bye with a 31-18 victory over the Lions.
Detroit's Calvin Johnson broke the NFL record for most receiving yards in a season in a losing cause with one game to play, earning a standing ovation from home supporters who saw the Lions, 4-11, suffer their seventh defeat in a row.
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