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Slow start hurts Saints in 35-27 loss to Lions

Lions running back Theo Riddick (25) scores on several Saints. (Photo by Mark Lagrange) Lions running back Theo Riddick (25) scores on several Saints. (Photo by Mark Lagrange)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

Looking to feed off of the momentum of last week’s win over Tampa Bay, the New Orleans Saints were hoping to make it two in a row with a victory over Detroit, Monday night. The Lions had other ideas taking advantage of the Saints' struggling defense, coming away with a 35-27 win.

Drew Brees led the Saints (5-9) with 323 passing yards and three touchdowns on 33-of-51 passing. Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead finished with 10 receptions apiece.

The Lions (5-9) were led by Matthew Stafford who went 22-of-25 for 254 yards and three touchdowns.

The Saints return to action Sunday at home against the Jacksonville. 

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