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Atlanta Falcons to wear ‘Gradient’ jerseys vs. Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons both picked up impressive wins in Week 6 and in Week 7, they will square off against each other in Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

According to the Falcons website, the team will be wearing their special ‘Gradient’ jerseys for their matchup vs. the Lions. It is the only time the Falcons will wear their primarily red jerseys in 2020.

There is no word yet as to which jerseys the Lions will wear in Week 7.



Every now and then, a theoretical discussion comes up about whether or not the best college football team in the nation could beat the worst NFL team from a given season.

Though some believe the college team could hang, the consensus is that the NFL team would win the game easily.


But back in the day, the NFL Champion/Super Bowl Champion would take on a College All-Star team in an exhibition game prior to the start of the next season. The game was called the Chicago College All-Star Game and it took place from 1934-1976 (with the exception of 1974, due to the NFL strike).

If you follow the history of the Detroit Lions, you know off the top of your head that they won the NFL Championship for the 1935, 1952, 1953, and 1957 seasons, which means they got to play the College All-Stars leading up to the 1936, 1953, 1954, and 1958 seasons.

In those matchups, the Lions had a 2-1-1 record vs. the College All-Stars with the Lions loss coming after they won their last NFL Championship in 1957.

The game took place on Aug. 15, 1958, at Soldier Field in Chicago and there were 70,000 fans in attendance.

According to the history books, the Lions were a 14-point favorite over the College All-Stars, but on that given Friday night in August, the point spread did not matter as the College All-Stars walked away with a dominating victory.

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1957 NFL Champion Detroit Lions get blown out by College All-Stars

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