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NFC South: Tampa Bay Buccaneers On Top; Week 7 Outlook

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Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit Lions:  The Falcons will travel to Ford Field as they look to keep the momentum going after a division victory last Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.

The Falcons offense was spearheaded by RB Michael Turner last week and will be a big factor as well as the hopeful return of WR Julio Jones.  WR Roddy White will need to make big plays and not rely on pass interference calls to gain yards like he did against Carolina.

The defensive line will do it’s best to pressure Lions QB Matt Stafford and the secondary will have to be focused on the Lions big time threat, WR Calvin Johnson.  CB Brent Grimes should get the tough duty of covering him.

The Lions are at home and their loss last week was actually a close one.  Stafford and his offense needs to put the hammer down quick on the Falcons and rack points up on the board.  His offensive line will be working against some huge pass rushers.

The Lions defense will be hungry to get after Falcons QB Matt Ryan and should get some serious penetration against the Falcons.  If WR Julio Jones and WR Roddy White play for the Falcons, the Lions secondary hopefully will benefit from hurried throws from Ryan who hasn’t looked his usual self this season.

My pick for the winner:  Detroit Lions