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Three takeaways from Lions' win over Falcons

Here are three things that jumped out to me on Sunday during the Detroit Lions' win over the Atlanta Falcons.

Jordan Mansfield

The Detroit Lions beat the Atlanta Falcons by a score of 22-21 on Sunday. Here are my three main takeaways from the game:

A win is a win is a win

This is the second week in a row that I'm saying this. After another ridiculous comeback, the Lions managed to win, and that's all that really matters. There were obviously a lot of red flags that popped up during Sunday's game considering the Lions fell into a 21-0 hole, but the important thing is that the Lions won and improved to 6-2 on the season.

The first half of the season was a success

Speaking of the Lions' 6-2 record, the first half of the season was a definite success. Going into their bye week, the Lions are on a three-game winning streak, and they managed to win all of those games without their best player, Calvin Johnson. He was one of many players who missed time during the first half of 2014, and a lot of those guys should return in two weeks when the second half of the season begins. If the Lions can go 6-2 with all of these injuries, imagine what they could do in the second half of the season if they stay relatively healthy.

Second-half adjustments are a beautiful thing

Trailing 21-0 at halftime, the Lions obviously needed to make some changes in the second half. Given that the Lions shut out the Falcons in the second half and scored on all of their drives on offense, I think it's safe to say those changes worked:

Getting off to quick starts instead of having to rely on late comebacks would obviously be preferable going forward, but it's nice to see halftime adjustments make such a positive impact on a game.

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