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Saturday, December 22, 2012
Halftime thoughts on Falcons-Lions

By Pat Yasinskas

DETROIT -- I think I’ve just witnessed the most efficient half ever by an NFL quarterback.

Matt Ryan was one throw away from being flawless. He completed 15 of 16 passes for 184 yards and three touchdowns as the Atlanta Falcons cruised to a 21-6 halftime lead against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.

Ryan has had a little help from his defense setting him up with good field position with two fumble recoveries. Ryan has hit Roddy White with two touchdown passes and Julio Jones with another.

The Falcons are clearly in control of this one. If it stays that way in the second half, the Falcons will clinch home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

I’ll be back with Rapid Reaction as soon as the game ends