NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

RECORD (3-2)
DIVISION RECORD (1-0)
NEXT OPPONENT at Green Bay Packers

DETROIT LIONS

RECORD (3-3)
CONFERENCE RECORD (1-0)
NEXT OPPONENT vs Pittsburgh Steelers

BOX SCORE:

1 2 3 4 F
LIONS 7 14  14  38 
SAINTS 14 14 14  52 

KEY PLAYERS: MARK INGRAM AND ALVIN KAMARA

The Saints running game blew up against the Detroit Lions. Mark Ingram rushed for 114 yards on 25 carries, adding two rushing touchdowns to the scoreboard.

Ingram averaged 4.6 yards per carry on the day. The Lions not only failed to stop Ingram, but they also failed to keep second-string back Alvin Kamara in check.

Kamara rushed for 75 yards on 10 carries, averaging 7.5 yards per carry. The Detroit Lions defense looked helpless all game long against the Saints running game.

GAME RECAP AND ANALYSIS

The battle between quarterbacks Matthew Stafford and Drew Brees did not disappoint.

Stafford threw for 312 yards and three touchdowns, completing 25 out of 52 pass attempts. He also threw three interceptions on the day, which ended up hurting their comeback effort in the end.

Brees threw for 186 yards and two touchdowns, completing 21 out of 31 pass attempts. He also turned the ball over twice, throwing the Saints’ first interception and turnover of the season.

Unlike the Saints, Detroit struggled to get any leverage in the run game. Ameer Abdullah rushed for 54 yards on 14 attempts.

Before exiting the game with an injury, Golden Tate caught seven passes for 97 yards and one touchdown. Marvin Jones Jr. completed 6 catches for 97 yards as well, and a one-handed catch circus touchdown that you have to see again.

Jamal Agnew returned a punt for a touchdown for the second time this season, which fueled the Lions comeback efforts.

During the comeback that came up just short, A’Shawn Robinson picked off a Drew Brees pass in the end zone, earning his first career NFL first touchdown.

In the end, the New Orleans Saints took the win in the ridiculous match. Detroit will look to recoup with a bye week and the Saints will hit the road to face the Aaron Rodger-less Green Bay Packers.

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Content Creator for Armchair Detroit Lions , The Armchair All-Americans LLC
Originally from Michigan, I now reside in the sunshine state. I am a freshman at the University of Tampa majoring in sports journalism and sports have been an integral part of my life since my first steps. Up until third grade, sports were just a thing that I played. In third grade, I was introduced to the idea of storytelling. For my assignment I was supposed to write a one page story on anything I wanted. Instead, I wrote a chapter book about a baseball game. It was at that moment that I knew what I wanted to be when I grow up. Mixing sports and writing for me was a perfect match and I have been doing it ever since. Even though I now live in Florida, Michigan sports are where my heart is. The Detroit Lions, while tough to watch at times, are the only thing that gets me excited on Sunday’s. If you’re as passionate about the Lions as I am, sit back, relax, and take a seat.
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Content Creator for Armchair Detroit Lions , The Armchair All-Americans LLC
Originally from Michigan, I now reside in the sunshine state. I am a freshman at the University of Tampa majoring in sports journalism and sports have been an integral part of my life since my first steps. Up until third grade, sports were just a thing that I played. In third grade, I was introduced to the idea of storytelling. For my assignment I was supposed to write a one page story on anything I wanted. Instead, I wrote a chapter book about a baseball game. It was at that moment that I knew what I wanted to be when I grow up. Mixing sports and writing for me was a perfect match and I have been doing it ever since. Even though I now live in Florida, Michigan sports are where my heart is. The Detroit Lions, while tough to watch at times, are the only thing that gets me excited on Sunday’s. If you’re as passionate about the Lions as I am, sit back, relax, and take a seat.
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