October 16, 2014

NEW ORLEANS (2-3) at DETROIT (4-2)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX

OPENING LINE - Lions by 2 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - New Orleans 1-4, Detroit 4-2

SERIES RECORD - Saints lead 12-9-1

LAST MEETING - Saints beat Lions 45-28, Jan. 7, 2012

LAST WEEK - Saints had bye, beat Buccaneers 37-31 in OT on Oct. 5; Lions beat Vikings 17-3

AP PRO32 RANKING - Saints No. 20, Lions No. 13

SAINTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (8), PASS (2).

SAINTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (23), RUSH (16), PASS (25).

LIONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (23), RUSH (29), PASS (14).

LIONS DEFENSE - OVERALL (1), RUSH (2), PASS (1).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Saints beat Lions 45-28 in 2011 postseason, finishing with 626 total yards and never punting. ... New Orleans QB Drew Brees is 4-0 against Detroit, including playoffs. Has 133.8 passer rating in those games, with 14 TDs and one INT. ... Saints WR Brandin Cooks leads NFL rookies with 32 catches. ... New Orleans has only two takeaways this season, fewest in NFL. ... Saints opponents are 16 for 16 on third-and-less-than-4. ... New Orleans has committed 21 penalties, fewest in league. ... Saints have lost six straight regular-season road games, dating to last season. ... New Orleans has had only five three-and-out drives in 52 offensive series. ... Lions WR Calvin Johnson had 12 catches for 211 yards and two TDs in postseason meeting with Saints, but his status is uncertain this weekend (ankle). ... Detroit RB Reggie Bush was No. 2 pick in 2006 draft by New Orleans. ... Lions have made 5 of 15 field goals, easily NFL's worst mark. ... Detroit's DeAndre Levy has seven INTs since 2013, most by LB. ... Lions had eight sacks last weekend vs. Minnesota. ... Detroit has 20 sacks and has allowed 21 on season.

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NEW ORLEANS (2-3) at DETROIT (4-2)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX

OPENING LINE - Lions by 2 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - New Orleans 1-4, Detroit 4-2

SERIES RECORD - Saints lead 12-9-1

LAST MEETING - Saints beat Lions 45-28, Jan. 7, 2012

LAST WEEK - Saints were off, Lions beat Vikings 17-3

AP PRO32 RANKING - Saints No. 20, Lions No. 13

SAINTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (8), PASS (2).

SAINTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (23), RUSH (16), PASS (25).

LIONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (23), RUSH (29), PASS (14).

LIONS DEFENSE - OVERALL (1), RUSH (2), PASS (1).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Saints beat Lions 45-28 in 2011 postseason, finishing with 626 total yards and never punting. ... New Orleans QB Drew Brees is 4-0 against Detroit, including playoffs. Has 133.8 passer rating in those games, with 14 TDs and 1 INT. ... Saints WR Brandin Cooks leads NFL rookies with 32 catches. ... New Orleans has only two takeaways this season, fewest in NFL. ... Saints opponents are 16 for 16 on third and less than 4. ... New Orleans has committed 21 penalties, fewest in league. ... Saints have lost six straight regular-season road games, dating to last season. ... New Orleans has had only five three-and-out drives in 52 offensive series. ... Lions WR Calvin Johnson had 12 catches for 211 yards and two TDs in postseason meeting with Saints, but his status is uncertain for this weekend because of ankle injury. ... Detroit RB Reggie Bush was No. 2 pick in 2006 draft by New Orleans. ... Lions have made 5 of 15 field goals, easily NFL's worst mark. ... Detroit's DeAndre Levy has seven INTs since 2013, most by LB. ... Lions had eight sacks last weekend vs. Minnesota. ... Detroit has 20 sacks and has allowed 21 on season.

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