Poll: NFL Week 7 Matchup – Saints Take On The Lions at Ford Field

New Orleans Saints vs Detroit Lions, 2012 NFC Wild Card Playoffs


Saints at Lions NFL Week Seven Capsule

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (2-3) AT DETROIT LIONS (4-2)

SERIES

SAINTS LIONS
SERIES LEADER 11-9-1
REG-SEA STREAKS Past 3
COACHES VS. OPP. Payton: 4-0 Caldwell: 0-2
LAST WEEK Bye (Wk. 5: W 37-31 (OT) vs. Buccaneers) W 17-3 at Vikings
LAST REG-SEA GAME 12/4/11: Lions 17 at Saints 31. New Orleans QB Drew Brees completes 26 of 36 passes for 342 yards & 3 TDs. Saints WR Robert Meachem has 119 receiving yards, including 67-yard TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/21/08: Saints 42, Lions 7. New Orleans offense totals 181 rushing yards & 4 rush TDs. Saints WR Marques Colston catches 9 passes for 99 yards & 2 TDs.
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Chris Myers, Ronde Barber, Jennifer Hale (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 112 (NO), 135 (Det.). XM: 229 (Det.).

STATS

PASSING Brees: 150-218-1574-9-6-91.8 Stafford: 132-212-1592-7-4-88.4
RUSHING
  1. Robinson: 61-304-5.0-2
Bell: 66-226-3.4-2
RECEIVING Cooks (R): 32-255-8.0-1 Tate: 38-495 (T3C)-13.0-1
OFFENSE 442.8 (1C) 243.8
TAKE/GIVE -8 +1
DEFENSE 379.6 270.7 (1L)
SACKS Galette: 3
  1. Johnson: 4
INTs
  1. Robinson: 1
Quin, Whitehead: 2
PUNTING Morstead: 44.9 Martin: 49.1 (2L)
KICKING
  1. Graham: 34 (13/14 PAT; 7/8 FG)
Prater: 5 (2/2 PAT; 1/3 FG)

NOTES

SAINTS: QB DREW BREES is 4-0 vs. Det. (incl. playoffs), completing 115 of 153 (75.2 pct.) for 1,517 yards with 14 TDs vs. 1 INT for 133.8 rating. In 9/13/09 meeting, passed for 358 yards & 6 TDs. Since joining NO in 2006, leads NFL with 40,307 pass yards & 292 TD passes…RB PIERRE THOMAS had 112 scrimmage yards (77 rec., 35 rush) & 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in Week 5. In WC meeting, had 121 scrimmage yards (66 rush, 55 rec.) & TD. RB MARK INGRAM had 14-yard TD run in last meeting…TE JIMMY GRAHAM had TD catch in WC meeting. Since 2011, leads NFL TEs with 304 catches, 3,883 yards & 39 TDs. WR MARQUES COLSTON had 7 catches for 120 yards in WC game vs. Det. In only game at Det., had 9 catches for 99 yards & 2 TDs. Incl. playoffs, WR ROBERT MEACHEM aims for 4th in row vs. Det. with TD & 3rd meeting in row with 100+ yards. WR BRANDIN COOKS leads NFL rookies with 32 catches…LB JUNIOR GALETTE had sack & safety in Week 5. Had sack in last meeting. LB CURTIS LOFTON had 10 tackles in his last game at Det. (10/23/11 with Atl.). DE CAMERON JORDAN has 13.5 sacks in past 20…LIONS: QB MATTHEW STAFFORD has 788 pass yards (394 per game) in past 2 meetings (incl. WC). Since 2011, ranks 2nd in NFL with 16,247 pass yards…RB REGGIE BUSH was No. 2 pick by NO in 2006. Played 5 years in NO (2006-10) & had 33 TDs (17 rush, 12 rec., 4 PR). RBs JOIQUE BELL (rush) & THEO RIDDICK (rec.) each had TD last week…In WC meeting, WR CALVIN JOHNSON had 12 catches for 211 yards & 2 TDs. In past 16 at home, has 109 catches for 1,926 yards (120.4 per game) & 10 TDs. Since 2011, leads NFL with 5,485 rec. yards & 107.5 rec. yards per game. WR GOLDEN TATE leads team in rec. (38) & rec. yards (495)…Total defense (270.7) & pass defense (197.2) lead NFL. Rush defense (73.5) ranks 2nd. LB DE ANDRE LEVY leads team with 58 tackles. Has 7 INTs since 2013, most by LB. LB TAHIR WHITEHEAD had career-high 2 INTs last week. Lions had 8 sacks last week, incl. 2.5 by DE EZEKIEL ANSAH & 2 by DT NDAMUKONG SUH.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers v New Orleans Saints

Jamey Eisenberg, Pete Prisco and Dave Richard recap the action of the Buccaneers and the Saints.

Bucs at Saints NFL Week 5 Capsule

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (1-3) AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (1-3)

SERIES

BUCCANEERS SAINTS
SERIES LEADER   27-17
STREAKS   Past 5
COACHES VS. OPP. Smith: 4-1 Payton: 8-6
LAST WEEK W 27-24 at Steelers L 38-17 at Cowboys
LAST GAME 12/29/13: Buccaneers 17 at Saints 42. New Orleans QB Drew Brees completes 24 of 31 passes for 381 yards & 4 TDs (157.4 rating), including 76-yard TD to WR Kenny Stills.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/29/13
BROADCAST FOX (12:00 PM CT): Dick Stockton, Kirk Morrison, Kristina Pink (Field Reporter). SIRIUS: 136 (TB), 119 (NO). XM: 119 (NO).

STATS

PASSING Glennon: 38-66-423-3-1-85.6 Brees: 115-161-1203 (3L)-7-3-99.5
RUSHING Rainey: 41-199-4.9-0 K. Robinson: 40-215-5.4-1
RECEIVING Jackson: 13-134-10.3-2 J. Graham (TE): 32 (2L)-340-10.6-3
OFFENSE 290.8 425.8 (3L)
TAKE/GIVE -4 -6
DEFENSE 387.8 396.0
SACKS M. Johnson, McCoy: 2 Galette: 2
INTs Lansanah: 1
PUNTING Koenen: 42.9 Morstead: 44.4
KICKING Murray (R): 18 (9/9 PAT, 3/4 FG) S. Graham: 23 (11/12 PAT; 4/5 FG)

NOTES

BUCCANEERS: QB MIKE GLENNON had 1st career 300-yard game (302 yards, 2 TDs) last week in win at Pit. Threw 2 TD passes in only start vs. NO (12/29/13)…In his last game vs. NO, RB DOUG MARTIN rushed for 144 yards. Had rush TD last week…In 10/21/12 meeting, WR VINCENT JACKSON had 7 catches for career-high 216 yards (30.9 avg.) & TD. Had GW TD catch with 7 seconds left in Week 4. Among active players (min. 300 catches), has NFL-best 17.2 rec. avg. Rookie WR MIKE EVANS had 1st career TD last week. WR LOUIS MURPHY had 6 catches for 99 yards in TB debut in Week 4…Since 2013, LB LAVONTE DAVID is only player in NFL with 150+ tackles (181), 5+ sacks (7) & 5+ INTs (5). Aims for 3rd in row with FF. Had 1.5 sacks in 9/15/13 game vs. NO. LB MASON FOSTER had 85-yard INT-TD vs. NO in 9/15/13 meeting. DT GERALD MC COY has 1.5 sacks in past 2 meetings. Has 9.5 sacks in past 11. DE MICHAEL JOHNSON had 2 sacks & FF last week. DE DA’QUAN BOWERS had sack in Week 4, his 1st of season…SAINTS: QB DREW BREES has won 5 in row vs. TB & has 113.3 rating in those 5. Aims for 5th in row vs. TB with 300+ yards. In past 4 meetings, has 3 games with 4 TD passes. In past 9 at home, is 9-0 & has completed 256 of 346 (74 pct.) for 3,128 yards with 29 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 125.7 rating. Since joining NO in 2006, leads NFL with 39,936 pass yards & 290 pass TDs… RB KHIRY ROBINSON had career-long 62-yard run last week & career-best 87 yards. RB PIERRE THOMAS had rush TD in last meeting & has 3 TDs in past 5 vs. TB. TE JIMMY GRAHAM has 15 catches for 250 yards (125 per game) & 2 TDs in past 2 meetings. Aims for 3rd in row vs. TB with TD. Has 11 TDs in past 10 at home. Since 2011 (incl. playoffs), leads NFL TEs with 318 catches, 4,057 yards & 42 TDs. WR KENNY STILLS had 76-yard TD in last game vs. TB. WR BRANDIN COOKS leads NFL rookies with 23 catches…LB JUNIOR GALETTE had 2 sacks in last meeting. In past 4 vs. TB, DE CAMERON JORDAN has 3 sacks, 3 FFs & FR. CB KEENAN LEWIS had INT in last meeting. Since entering NFL in 2009, S JAIRUS BYRD has 22 INTs, most by NFL S. S KENNY VACCARO had sack last week.

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Saints vs Cowboys Wednesday Injury Report

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

Practice Report

DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE

Wednesday

S Marcus Ball (hamstring), C Jonathan Goodwin (ankle), LB David Hawthorne (ankle, knee), RB Mark Ingram (hand), RB Erik Lorig (ankle), TE Benjamin Watson (groin)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Wednesday

LB Curtis Lofton (shoulder)

DALLAS COWBOYS

Practice Report

DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE

Wednesday

DT Davon Coleman (knee), LB Rolando McClain (groin), DT Terrell McClain (concussion), DT Henry Melton (hamstring), QB Tony Romo (back)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Wednesday

WR Dez Bryant (shoulder), DE Anthony Spencer (knee)

FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Wednesday

LB Justin Durant (groin), TE Gavin Escobar (knee)

Vikings vs Saints NFL Week 3 Inactives

Vikings: QB Christian Ponder, WR Charles Johnson, CB Shaun Prater, LB Brandon Watts, G David Yankey, WR Rodney Smith, DE Scott Crichton.

Saints: RB Mark Ingram, WR Nick Toon, FB Erik Lorig, LB David Hawthorne, DT John Jenkins, CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste, S Marcus Ball.

Saints Vs Browns NFL Week Two Inactives

New Orleans – S Marcus Ball, DE Glenn Foster, CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste, G Senio Kelemete, FB Erik Lorig, WR Joseph Morgan, WR Nick Toon

Cleveland – WR LaRon Byrd, TE Jordan Cameron, CB Pierre Desir, DT John Hughes, DL Ishmaa’ily Kitchen, LB Barkevious Mingo, RB Ben Tate