What looked early on like it would be yet another prime-time beat-down for the New Orleans Saints later became a much more competitive match-up as the Detroit Lions came out of halftime with noticeably more fire than did the Saints. It was the first time all season that the Saints failed to score in the third quarter. Meanwhile, the Lions put up 10 unanswered points to close the Saints' lead to 7 before the Saints got back on track and put the game away for good.
This Lions team would be very good if they could only become a little more disciplined. They constantly shot themselves in the foot tonight with immature temper flare-ups and untimely penalties. They did a better job of beating themselves than did the Saints.
With tonight's win and the Falcons' loss earlier today (Thank you, Houston!), the Saints extend their NFC South lead to two games and are now on a four game winning streak. Speaking of streaks, Drew Brees extends his consecutive games with a TD pass streak to 39 games. If all continues to go well for him, Drew will break Johnny Unitas' 47 game record in week 5 of next season.
In other news, Saints WR coach Curtis Johnson has reportedly accepted the Tulane head-coaching job. No word yet on when he might be leaving the team. See the link below for more:
Curtis Johnson leaving the Saints for Tulane | ProFootballTalk
As the Saints continue their push toward another possible Super Bowl appearance and/or win, they will need a new receivers coach. Per a league source, receivers coach Curtis Johnson has accepted the head-coaching job at Tulane. He joined the Saints in 2006, with coach Sean Payton.
Who was your player of the game?
Drew Brees (133 votes)
Jimmy Graham (37 votes)
Darren Sproles (11 votes)
Tracy Porter (7 votes)
Mark Ingram (14 votes)
Malcolm Jenkins (21 votes)
Robert Meachem (71 votes)
Lance Moore (9 votes)
Other (10 votes)
313 total votes