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Detroit vs New Orleans Recap - Saints Win 45-28

Detroit vs New Orleans Recap - Saints Win 45-28

Drew Brees scorched the Lions defense for 3 TDs as New Orleans defeated Detroit 45-28 on Saturday at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

The Saints were a 10.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 59.5.

Pierre Thomas rushed for 66 yards, while Darren Sproles added 51 yards in the win. Marques Colston and Robert Meachem added 120 and 111 receiving yards respectively.

Kevin Smith rushed for 21 yards for Detroit, while Titus Young added 8 yards. Matthew Stafford threw for 380 yards for the Lions, while receivers Calvin Johnson and Nate Burleson had 211 and 50 yards respectively.

Detroit was outgained by New Orleans 626-412 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 34-22 by the Saints.

The time of possession battle favored New Orleans as their offense was on the field for 37:36, longer than the 22:24 of their opponents.