Oct 26, 2014 at 1.30pm UK at ​Georgia Dome
Detroit Lions
Atlanta Falcons
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Tate (4:38)
Riddick (3:56)

Matt Ryan: 'Detroit Lions defeat tough to take'

Quarterback Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons calls a play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during a game at the Georgia Dome on September 18, 2014
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Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan admits that his side's defeat to the Detroit Lions at Wembley Stadium is one of the worst of his career.

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan believes that his side's last-gasp defeat to the Detroit Lions at Wembley Stadium was one of the worst losses of his career.

The Falcons spurned a 21-point advantage in the International Series game, as the Lions rallied in the second half and secured the win as time expired when Matt Prater kicked a 48-yard field goal through the posts.

Ryan told reporters: "This is probably as tough a loss to take as any I've been a part of, and really feel like we had a lot of different chances to win that ballgame and consistently didn't make plays when we needed to. You know, we've got to get back home.

"We've got to find a way to get better over the course of the bye week, and I think everybody needs to look in the mirror and self critique and really when we get back to work, have a great mindset and a great sense of focus."

The Falcons are 2-6 in their season following their defeat to the Lions.

Head coach Mike Smith of the Atlanta Falcons against the Cincinnati Bengals at Georgia Dome on August 8, 2013
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