The Detroit Lions (7-4) are hoping for an effortless game, but it’s unlikely the team will get one when they face the high-scoring New Orleans Saints (5-6) on Sunday.
Every game the Detroit Lions have played has been determined by seven points or less, including the franchise’s 16-13 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. All of the Detroit’s seven wins have happened after the organization trailed going into the fourth quarter of the game. Lions placekicker Matt Prater kicked the game-winning field goal with no time left on the clock in their triumph against the lat week.
On the other side of the field, the New Orleans Saints game against the Los Angeles Rams was never in doubt. The New Orleans scored 49 points and completed 555 yards of offense, both season-highs. The Saints quarterback Drew Brees leads the National Football League (NFL) in passing yards and is playing like he’s in late 20’s, and not 37. Brees has spreading the ball around to a horde of wide receivers which will challenge the Detroit Lions.
The Detroit Lions had the NFL’s worst rushing offense last year, but the franchise completed 150 yards on the ground in a win over the New Orleans Saints. As for this year, the Lions aren’t improved either — the Detroit rank 30th — but the team will need another productive game day to help a defense that will be stressed by New Orleans Saints veteran quarterback Drew Brees. The 37-year-old Brees is the most accurate quarterback in the league, and the Detroit Lions are allowing opposing quarterbacks to complete a 74 percent of their passes.
The Detroit Lions will need to put up points or control the running time — or both — should they’re going to clinch a win for the seventh time in eight contests.
Since the Detroit Lions rank around the middle of the league’s pack against the run and the pass, the run-pass balance the New Orleans Saints have been accumulating in their most recent contests and should come in handy this weekend. Running backs Mark Ingram and Tim Hightower have provided another option for head coach Sean Payton and offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael, so the squad don’t have to heavily rely only on Brees.
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Detroit Lions vs. New Orleans Saints
Time & Date: Sunday, December 4, 1PM EST
Location: Mercedes Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Los Angeles
TV Channel: FOX Sports | DirecTV
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