Scanning the Savanna: What They're Saying About the Detroit Lions' Loss

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In the Saints 45-28 win over the Lions tonight, the Detroit defense gave up two big plays in Cover 2—a scheme designed to limit the vertical game. Let’s break them down and talk some Xs and Os.


Believe it or not, Drew Brees did not complete every pass he threw tonight. I can think of two that were dropped — one by Eric Wright, another by Aaron Berry. Both of those gentlemen were wearing Lions uniforms.



In the end, the defense broke down like a bayou jalopy, and one Saints receiver was so open, he had time to sprinkle sugar on his beignets before catching a bomb and scooting in for the touchdown.

Carl Nicks heard the taunts.

“Run a play, run a play,” a couple of Detroit Lions defensive players said. It was fourth-and-1 from the New Orleans 38-yard line. The Saints had just taken a 17-14 lead, their first of the game, early in the third quarter. They had the momentum but not the best field position.

Just imagine what Matt Flynn would have done to the Detroit Lions’ defense.

Hey, that’s a joke.

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