Detroit vs New Orleans Recap - Saints Win 31-17
|Detroit vs New Orleans Recap - Saints Win 31-17|
Drew Brees scorched the Lions defense for 3 TDs as New Orleans defeated Detroit 31-17 on Sunday at Louisiana Superdome.
New Orleans was a favorite by 8.5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 55.5.
Mark Ingram rushed for 54 yards, while Darren Sproles added 28 yards in the win. Robert Meachem and Jimmy Graham added 119 and 89 receiving yards respectively.
Kevin Smith rushed for 34 yards for Detroit, while Maurice Morris added 28 yards. Matthew Stafford threw for 408 yards for the Lions, while receivers Nate Burleson and Calvin Johnson had 93 and 69 yards respectively.
New Orleans was outgained by Detroit 466-438 yards in Sunday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 25-21 by the Lions.
The time of possession battle favored Detroit as their offense was on the field for 35:06, longer than the 24:54 of their opponents.
Next game, New Orleans takes its act on the road to face Tennessee looking for another win. For Detroit, they head home to face Minnesota.