In winning their third consecutive game, the Saints rose above the.500 mark for the first time since finishing 11-5 at the end of the 2013 regular season - a span of 1,386 days.
Saints quarterback Drew Brees was excellent in the first half, but his numbers weren't impressive by the end as he finished 20 of 30 for 186 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Kamara had 10 carries for 75 yards and three catches for 12 yards.
This win puts the Saints only one game back of the Carolina Panthers in the divisional race, a team they beat back in Week 3 to get their first win of the season. 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. The offense was effective running and passing, and the defense scored a touchdown and had a goal-line stand late in the second quarter. Midway through the third quarter, New Orleans was up a ridiculous 45-10 before Detroit came scratching and clawing their way back into the contest scoring 28 points in the second half.
Biggest surprise: The successful run game for the Saints.
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Arsene Wenger revealed that Sanchez was in a "difficult place" after his country Chile failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Watford have yet to win at home this season, getting two draws before being routed by Manchester City .
As the first period wound down, Brees methodically picked apart the Lions defense while moving steadily downfield to a 41-yard field goal by Wil Lutz and a 17-7 advantage with just:04 showing on the clock.
In the fourth quarter, Lions rookie Jamal Agnew then returned a punt 74 yards for a touchdown to cut the gap to 45-31 with 11:03 left in the game. The Saints defense recorded three TDs, had 16 passes deflected, five sacks, seven tackles for a loss, and three interceptions.
In case you missed it: The Saints' streak without a turnover to start the season is over. Unfortunately, the Saints sat on the ball after the break, and what could have been a big day ended up being just a good one. Wide receivers Golden Tate and Marvin Jones made some spectacular plays against the Saints. Lions left tackle Greg Robinson (ankle) also left in the third quarter.