New Orleans Saints
The good part about the Lions’ first playoff appearance in a dozen years: Matthew Stafford displayed why he is the NFL’s next great quarterback.
And just like that it’s over!
For three quarters, the Detroit Lions performed like playoff veterans.
Officers were called out to Fanatics Sports Bar on Saturday where fans had watched the New Orleans Saints play the Detroit Lions on TV.
Record-shattering Drew Brees threw for 466 yards and three touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints poured it on in the second half for a 45-28 NFC wild-card victory over the Detroit Lions on Saturday night.
With the sweet smell of powdered sugar and rich coffee wafting through the air, trumpeter John Mitchell plays to the audience savoring the French Quarter morning and the anticipation of the weekend ahead, tooting a brassy version of “When the Saints go Marching In” before segueing into “Hold That Tiger.”
Sean Payton cautioned against assuming that a game featuring prolific quarterbacks Drew Brees and Matt Stafford would escalate into a shootout.
And so Al Michaels is calling the Lions-Saints playoff game for NBC Saturday night.
Detroit making first playoff appearance since 1999.
I guess I am happy the Lions are in the playoffs.