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NBC’s coverage of last night’s New Orleans Saints 45-28 victory over the Detroit Lions earned a 19.3 overnight rating and a 32 share, the third-best overnight for a Wild Card Saturday game since the 1999 playoff season, according to overnight data released today by The Nielsen Company.

After the Detroit Lions’ 45-28 loss to the New Orleans Saints, here are three issues that merit further examination:

The Lions went from bad to good in three years, which was admirable. Now they will try to go from good to great in one, which might be a lot harder.

It appeared inevitable that Detroit’s football fans would never see a Lions QB with that rare ability to consistently make big plays when the game was on the line, thus, erasing the decades of Lions nightmares.

Wake up, Detroit. Your quarterback worries are in the rear-view mirror. Matthew Stafford is the answer, the truth and the man.

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