New Orleans Saints
Lost in all the gaudy, record-breaking numbers Drew Brees puts up in the Saints’ passing game is the fact that New Orleans’ running game isn’t half bad.
The Detroit Lions and New Orleans Saints have offenses so potent that oddsmakers have set the over-under betting line at a playoff-record 59 points.
It’s pretty interesting to hear all the chatter as the Lions get ready to play in their first playoff game in 12 years.
Saturday night, Detroit will get its second crack at the Saints this season. The first one was one of those big Saints wins — 31-17 in the Superdome on Dec. 4 on a Sunday night.
Tuesday morning the Lions were back on the practice field getting ready for what most people call “an unwinnable game” against the Saints at the Superdome in the first round of the NFL playoffs.
“You understand in our game that when you line up in the postseason, there’s a finality to it,” Payton said Monday as the Saints began preparations for their playoff opener against Detroit.
The Saints website points fans to the league’s Ticket Exchange hub, where seats can be found for as little as $167.
The last two games, the Lions have been measured to the NFL’s elite.
Whether it was before the whistle or after, a lack of discipline continued to plague the struggling Detroit Lions
Matthew Stafford’s 3,119 yards passing are most by Lions QB in first 11 games of a season.