Saints get three defensive touchdowns to beat Lions

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has been hurting this week because of an ankle injury

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has been hurting this week because of an ankle injury

We'll have up-to-the-minute scoring and stats here throughout the game.

Well, this is pretty much exactly what every Lions fan feared going into the Lions' Week 6 game against the New Orleans Saints: Wounded quarterback Matthew Stafford getting drilled from the blind side, resulting in a sack-fumble for a Saints touchdown.

But what the Saints' defensive players were most proud of Sunday was their ability to bail out the struggling offense for a change. "And we wanted to prove that we can carry this team running the ball, receiving the ball and being playmakers for this offense". The Saints entered the game as one of only three teams in National Football League history not to commit a turnover in the first four games, but committed two interceptions and lost one fumble. With questions surrounding Stafford and him not being 100 percent healthy, the Saints are in better shape to pull out the win.

NEW ORLEANS - It was less than a month ago when I was writing about how the New Orleans Saints' embattled defense was on pace to shatter its own records for most yards, most touchdown passes and highest opponents' passer rating allowed in a season. The Lions are now sitting at a 3-2 record while the Saints are 2-2.

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The Lions lost three starters to injury on Sunday.

The New Orleans defense scored three of the team's seven touchdowns, all at crucial points in the game.

"It was a insane game", Payton said.

Those things have also generally led to losses for New Orleans the past three seasons. New Orleans RB Mark Ingram's 51-yard run was the longest given up by the Lions this year. "Turnovers, big plays in the passing game and your coverage units, those are generally things that are involved in a large comeback".

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Now, there might come a time where Ingram or Kamara gets dinged up later this year and the Saints' brass has to deal with some backlash for letting A.D. get away for the pittance of a sixth-round pick.

After Justin Hardee downed a Thomas Morstead punt at the Lions' 1-yard line, Jordan batted a Stafford pass into the air and caught it for a touchdown, sealing the win.

Stafford hit Marvin Jones Jr. with a 22-yard touchdown pass to move the Lions to within 45-17 midway through the third frame and followed that up with another 22-yard TD pass, this one to Darren Fells, to move Detroit to within 45-24 with 1:21 remaining in the third.

"It's a confidence-builder", Brees said. Then you know plays need to be made, and the team makes them to win the game. "Just to know you had a huge lead, and all of a sudden, they kind of scratch and claw to get their way back. Those are big moments".

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