NFL Betting Odds Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints

Tricia Pearson
October 16, 2017

The New Orleans Saints' game against the Detroit Lions lasted almost four hours on Sunday, and it would take about that amount of time to fully explain the wacky goings-on that occurred.

But Detroit scored 28 consecutive points over the next 16 minutes to cut the deficit to 45-38 with 6:41 remaining. After the Lions found the end zone by picking off Saints quarterback Drew Brees, New Orleans pass rusher Cameron Jordan promptly returned the favor by way of intercepting Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford.

New Orleans' defense has been the bane of the team in recent seasons - historically bad, but Dennis Allen's unit looked like the real deal in the 52-38 win over Detroit.

While the Lions turned what appeared to be a blowout into a relatively close game, their comeback was fueled by a 58-yard punt return by Thomas Morstead and a pick six of their own by A'Shawn Robinson.

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In the first game since trading Adrian Peterson, Saints running backs Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara largely carried the offense.

New Orleans once again retaliated with the clock winding down, this time with a 2-yard scoring run by Ingram for a 31-10 count with 1:48 until intermission. That was just the start for Ginn, who the Lions could not seem to tackle. Ingram had 25 carries for 114 yards, five catches for 36 yards and two touchdowns. Detroit's coaching staff wants to see better protection upfront against the Saints in the Superdome, as the Lions offensive line has surrendered 12 sacks in the team's last two outings. Ingram and Kamara are good, of course, but the Lions had the third-ranked run defense in the National Football League, allowing just 74.6 rushing yards per game. He created a couple more big plays in the first half, and he was pushed out at the one in the second quarter.

The Lions are now 3-3 entering their bye week. S Glover Quin went out with a head injury and WR Golden Tate left with a shoulder injury.

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