Saints Host Lions – At A Glance
The New Orleans Saints are back in action on Sunday afternoon, when they play host to the Detroit Lions in a showdown of NFC foes.
Kickoff time at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. is scheduled for noon, and you can hear all the play-by-play action on ESPN 1420 and 97.3 The Dawg.
You can also watch the game locally in the Acadiana area on FOX-15.
The Saints lead the all-time series between the two franchises, 12-11-1, but the Lions have won the last two match-ups, including a 35-27 triumph last season.
New Orleans, who defeated the Los Angeles Rams, 49-21, last week, has won five of their last eight games, and is 5-6 on the season, while Detroit, who beat the Minnesota Vikings, 16-13, last week, has won two-straight, including six of their last seven, and will enter the match-up at 7-4.
Offensively, the Saints are averaging 30.4 points-per-game, along with 434.1 total yards, including 319.5 passing yards, and 114.6 rushing yards-per-game.
New Orleans is led by quarterback Drew Brees, who has thrown for 3,587 yards and 30 touchdowns, along with running back Mark Ingram, who has rushed for 721 yards and three touchdowns, and receiver Michael Thomas, who has caught 65 passes for 789 yards and seven touchdowns.
The Lions, offensively, are averaging 22.5 points, 329.5 total yards, 248.7 passing yards, and 80.8 rushing yards a game this season.
Detroit is paced by quarterback Matthew Stafford, who has thrown for 2,883 yards and 19 touchdowns, along with running back Theo Reddick, who has rushed for 355 yards and one touchdown, and receiver Golden Tate, who has compiled 57 receptions for 617 yards and two touchdowns.
Defensively, the Saints are giving up an average of 370.5 yards-per-game, including 271.4 passing yards and 99.1 rushing yards, while the Lions have allowed 353.5 total yards, including 250.9 passing yards and 102.5 rushing yards.