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NFL – Drew Brees guides the Saints past the Detroit Lions

by on Dec.07, 2011, under Football, Sports News

The New Orleans Saints still remember what it feels to be at the top of their game. At least they once again showed they have Super Bowl potential as the squad hold on to a comfortable lead to outplay the Detroit Lions 31-17 on Sunday Night. The man of the hour was none other than Drew Brees who finished the night with 342 yards for three touchdowns and no interceptions as he guided the Saints to their fourth straight win. Brees was on fire, he completed touchdown passes with a precision and accuracy that a Swiss watch maker would envy. Consider for a moment here that Breees connected scoring passes to Robert Meachem for 67 yards, a rifled 20-yard pass over the middle to Lance Moore, and a 6-yard pass to Darren Sproles. It was a splendid performance from a talented quarterback that now has the Saints with a 6 game winning streak at home.

Good things keep on happening at the New Orleans Saints camp. On the one side, the team has now improved to 9-2 for the season, and is currently 1st in the NFC South, two games ahead of their closes rival the Atlanta Falcons. Not only that, but their main man, quarterback Drew Brees, has been playing like if there was no tomorrow and so far he has been breaking records all through the first twelve weeks of NFL football. His latest victim was the Detroit Lions squad, a team that had kicked off the season with a solid performance but that had recently been struggling greatly and has been suffering some losses because of their tendency to make mistakes in the worst possible moments.

The Detroit Lions relied heavily on their quarterback Matthew Stafford. He passed for 408 yards during the game, which was a solid performance but not enough to make it a game, and the Detroit Lions still lost the game. This is the Lions 5th lost in their last 7 games. Considering that the Lions are now 7-5 for the season, it’s not a big surprise that despite their latest games, they still have a chance at the Playoffs but they better finish strong, otherwise their brilliant start could be useless. The Lions need to get their game together. They have been missing the beat on repeated occasions. Consider for a moment that just on this last game the Lions were caught in 11 penalties for 107 yards, including three offensive pass interference and a personal foul.

These mistakes made it impossible for the Lions to actually get back in the game, or even keep up with the Saints pace. Truth is that there is little they could do to keep up with the No. 1 offense in the league. Truth is that, the Lions had a great chance to get ahead of the Chicago Bears and the Atlanta Falcosn on the race for a NFC wild card spot. But then again, they were playing against the Saints and their almost perfect Drew Brees who reached his 4,031 yard for the season, becoming the first player in NFL history to pass the 4,000 yard mark in the first 12 games of the season.

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