Detroit Lions Beat Atlanta Falcons 22-21 at Wembley

Detroit Lions beat Atlanta Falcons 22-21 at Wembley
Detroit Lions beat Atlanta Falcons 22-21 at Wembley
Detroit Lions finished an exceptional second-half rebound to beat the Atlanta Falcons 22-21 in their NFL customary season match at Wembley.

Atlanta scored three touchdowns in the first half to lead 21-0 while Detroit had a 102-yard capture attempt return chalked off for a foul.

Quarterback Matt Stafford tossed two touchdown passes and Matt Prater kicked two field objectives to give Detroit trust.

Prater then kicked a 48-yard field objective in the last seconds to win the match.

It was Prater's second endeavor after his first exertion from 43 yards floated wide however he was given a respite when the Lions were given a five-yard punishment for deferring the amusement.

The 13:30 GMT commencement before an offer out swarm implied it was the soonest begin for American viewers in NFL history.

It was the second NFL match at Wembley this season with a third match, between Jacksonville Jaguars and Dallas Cowboys, to go ahead 9 November.

Atlanta went into the diversion on the again of a four-match losing streak however commanded the first-half with quarterback Matt Ryan tossing two touchdown goes to Devonta Freeman and Bear Pascoe while Steven Jackson ran in from one yard.

Detroit thought they had answered when Rashean Mathis blocked Ryan's pass in his own particular end zone and ran it 102 yards for the touchdown just for authorities to preclude it for a foul.

The energy started to change after the break however as the Lions' scored a second from last quarter field objective to get on the scoreboard.

Stafford then tossed a staggering 59-yard touchdown to Golden Tate and selected Theo Riddick for an alternate six-point score, after a second Prater field objective, to trail 22-20.

The Lions missed a two-point change endeavor to level the match however Stafford moved his group up the contribute the last 90 seconds to give Prater his match-winning shot.

In the mean time, Alistair Kirkwood NFL UK overseeing executive affirmed there would be an alternate three matches at Wembley one year from now.

Addressing the BBC World Service he said: "We are going to do three amusements one year from now.

"There are some logistic reasons around the Rugby World Cup that implies we won't be setting off to four or five.

"The turn is we are taking a gander at organizing two diversions consecutive in progressive weeks to test this help base."