DETROIT - Matt Ryan matched a career high with four touchdown passes to help the Atlanta Falcons win earn home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs.

Ryan was 25 of 32 for 279 yards as Atlanta (13-2) led from start to finish in a 31-18 victory over Detroit on Saturday night.

Falcons 31, Lions 18

Atlanta 7 14 0 10 – 31

Detroit 3 3 7 5 – 18

First quarter

Atl–White 44 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick), 5:50.

Det–FG Hanson 34, :13.

Second quarter

Atl–White 39 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick), 9:54.

Atl–Jones 16 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick), 1:17.

Det–FG Hanson 38, :02.

Third quarter

Det–Leshoure 1 run (Hanson kick), 6:59.

Fourth quarter

Det–FG Hanson 20, 13:26.

Atl–Palmer 1 pass from Ryan (Bryant kick), 7:12.

Atl–FG Bryant 20, 3:05.

Det–Vanden Bosch safety, 1:21.

A: 63,849.

Atl   Det

First downs 19   25

Total Net Yards 344   522

Rushes-yards 22-73   22-79

Passing 271   443

Punt Returns 1-9   0-0

Kickoff Returns 3-58   4-67

Interceptions Ret. 1-1   0-0

Comp-Att-Int 25-32-0   37-56-1

Sacked-Yards Lost 1-8   0-0

Punts 4-41.8   2-41.0

Fumbles-Lost 0-0   2-2

Penalties-Yards 3-20   2-20

Time of Possession 28:52   31:08

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Atlanta, Turner 13-41, Ryan 2-25, Rodgers 6-14, Jones 1-(minus 7). Detroit, Leshoure 15-46, Logan 1-13, Bell 4-10, Thomas 1-8, Stafford 1-2.

Passing: Atlanta, Ryan 25-32-0-279. Detroit, Stafford 37-56-1-443.

Receiving: Atlanta, White 8-153, Jones 7-71, Turner 4-16, Douglas 2-6, Snelling 1-12, Rodgers 1-11, Gonzalez 1-9, Palmer 1-1. Detroit, C.Johnson 11-225, Bell 9-73, Scheffler 4-41, Heller 4-34, Leshoure 3-20, Durham 2-32, Robiskie 1-5, Thomas 1-5, Logan 1-4, Smith 1-4.

Missed Field Goals: None.