Lions-Saints Capsule

DETROIT (4-9) at NEW ORLEANS (5-8)

Monday, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN

OPENING LINE - Saints by 2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Lions 4-9, Saints 6-6-1

SERIES RECORD - Saints lead 12-10-1

LAST MEETING - Lions beat Saints 24-23, Oct. 19, 2014

LAST WEEK - Lions lost to Rams, 21-14; Saints beat Buccaneers 24-17

AP PRO32 RANKING - Lions No. 24, Saints No. 21 (tie)

LIONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (22), RUSH (32), PASS (10).

LIONS DEFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (21t), PASS (10).

SAINTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (4), RUSH (24), PASS (2).

SAINTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (32), PASS (30).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Matchup between two losing teams features head coaches - Detroit's Jim Caldwell and New Orleans' Sean Payton - who faced each other in Super Bowl six seasons ago in Miami, when Caldwell coached Indianapolis and Payton won with Saints. ... Lions enter on two-game skid after having won three straight before that. ... Detroit WR Golden Tate had two TDs last week. ... Lions WR Lance Moore spent first eight seasons with New Orleans, has 27 catches for 321 yards, four TDs this year. ... DE Ezekiel Ansah has 11 1/2 sacks, four forced fumbles and two fumble returns in past 10 outings and has sack in past four games. ... Theo Riddick leads NFL RBs with 67 receptions. ... Saints QB Drew Brees has 93 career games with 300 yards passing, tied for most in NFL history. ... Brees has 421 TD passes, fourth most for career. ... Brees has won four of five vs. Detroit, including playoffs. ... RB Tim Hightower had 95 scrimmage yards last week, including 85 yards, TD rushing. ... WR Marques Colston had two TDs last week, giving him three this season. ... WR Willie Snead had seven catches for 122 yards last week. ... Snead, second-year pro who made regular-season debut this year, has 52 catches for 798 yards, three TDs. ... DE Cameron Jordan has 16 sacks in past 21 games at home. ... Fantasy Tip: Lions QB Matthew Stafford has passed for average of 362.3 yards per game against Saints in past three meetings, and this season Saints rank third from last in yards passing allowed.

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