DETROIT — Matt Ryan got what he wanted.
Calvin Johnson was forced to settle for what he could get.
Ryan matched a career high with four touchdown passes, two to Roddy White, to help the Atlanta Falcons beat the Detroit Lions 31-18 Saturday night and earn home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs.
“It’s great,” Ryan said. “Our confidence is high and our experience — good and bad — has helped us. The key is to keep the focus where it’s been.”
In yet another loss, Johnson had a record-breaking night.