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Week 16 Preview: New Orleans at Detroit

NFLGridironGabSenior Analyst IDecember 20, 2008

Quite a few people are looking at Sunday’s Lions finale at Ford Field as a solid chance for the team to finally win a game.  Why?  The Lions and Saints will take to the field, and as I look at this game from top to bottom, I can’t for the life of me figure out how exactly the Lions think they are going to be able to stop MVP canadiate Drew Brees and that Saints passing game.

Okay, I realize that the Saints could very well have a big letdown now that they know their hopes of a playoff birth are done, but they can’t possibly be bad enough to fall to the Lions.  Can they?  No, Drew Brees and that Saints offense is still the No. 1 ranked offense in the league, and going up against the 31st ranked Lions D they should have more then enough yards and points to win this game.

I give the Lions credit for playing tough as of late as they want to win at least one game for coach Rod Marinelli, who will be cleaning out his desk on December 29th.  I just think this is a bad matchup on a fast track inside a dome against a Saints team that is still determined to wrap up this year 9-7. 

Look for the Saints to do as they please with the football, as well as pressure Dan Orlovsky enough to win easily.  At least the Lions fans in Detroit won’t have to watch, as the game will be blacked out locally.

New Orleans 37 Detroit 21

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