Saints lose 24-23 in Detroit heartbreaker - FOX 8, WVUE, fox8live.com, weather, app, news, saints

Saints lose 24-23 in Detroit heartbreaker

The Saints road woes continue and this one will taste bitter than most.

New Orleans blew a 13-point fourth quarter lead falling to the Lions 24-23. Saints drop to 2-4 on the season, and the Lions improve to 5-2.

A Drew Brees interception, and Matt Stafford touchdown pass to Corey Fuller covering five yards swayed heavily in the final outcome. Brees was 28-45 passing, 342 yards with a touchdown, and one interception that was very costly. Stafford on the other side finished 27-40 passing, with 299 yards, and two touchdowns. 

The Saints defense held Stafford in-check until the final two drives, forcing two interceptions, Keenan Lewis and Kenny Vaccaro with the takeaways. Coming into today Rob Ryan's squad only accounted for one pick.

The Saints led 10-3 at half, with only one touchdown scored between the teams. Brees hit Austin Johnson for a 13-yard touchdown in the second quarter. The second half was filled with a few more scoring strikes. Brees connected with Kenny Stills on a 46-yard score. Stills first score of the year put the Saints up 17-3. 

Detroit responded on their very next drive with a long 12-play, 80-yard possession. The sequence ended with a Joique Bell 1-yard run.

Stafford kept the game close in the 4th quarter with a 73-yard touchdown hookup with Golden Tate. Shayne Graham hit three field goals, two in the second half, to contribute in the win.

Copyright 2014 WVUE. All rights reserved.

  • SportsMore>>

  • UNO falls at home to Central Arkansas

    UNO falls at home to Central Arkansas

    Travin Thibodeaux reached double figures for the 11-consecutive game with 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting, five rebounds and two steals but the University of Central Arkansas (10-10, 4-3 Southland) shot 50.0 percent from the floor to defeat the University of New Orleans (8-10, 5-2 Southland) 81-57 Wednesday evening at Lakefront Arena.  

    more>>

    Travin Thibodeaux reached double figures for the 11-consecutive game with 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting, five rebounds and two steals but the University of Central Arkansas (10-10, 4-3 Southland) shot 50.0 percent from the floor to defeat the University of New Orleans (8-10, 5-2 Southland) 81-57 Wednesday evening at Lakefront Arena.  

    more>>
  • Pelicans blow lead in 94-93 loss to Hawks

    Pelicans blow lead in 94-93 loss to Hawks

    What a difference a night and the opponent made for the Pelicans. Fresh off their upset win in Boston Wednesday night, New Orleans follows that up with a floundering effort in Atlanta Thursday night and lose 94-93 to the team with the worse record in the NBA.

    more>>

    What a difference a night and the opponent made for the Pelicans. Fresh off their upset win in Boston Wednesday night, New Orleans follows that up with a floundering effort in Atlanta Thursday night and lose 94-93 to the team with the worse record in the NBA.

    more>>
  • Donations keep coming from Vikings fans to Thomas Morstead's foundation

    Donations keep coming from Vikings fans to Thomas Morstead's foundation

    Morstead's effort inspired Vikings fans to donate to his foundation. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)Morstead's effort inspired Vikings fans to donate to his foundation. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

    It's an ending that's still hard to comprehend. But lost in the aftermath of the Saints chaotic loss to the vikings Sunday was the fact that the Vikings still had to kick the extra point. 

    more>>

    It's an ending that's still hard to comprehend. But lost in the aftermath of the Saints chaotic loss to the vikings Sunday was the fact that the Vikings still had to kick the extra point. 

    more>>
Powered by Frankly