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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