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
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.