Saints lose 24-23 in Detroit heartbreaker

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.

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