The Detroit Lions maintained possession of first place in the NFC North with a 24-23 comeback win against the New Orleans Saints.
The Detroit Lions improved to 5-2 as they won, 24-23, on a comeback victory against the New Orleans Saints, who fell to 2-4.
The Saints took a 23-10 lead with just over five minutes remaining, but Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford threw a touchdown to trim the lead to 23-17.
Saints quarterback Drew Brees threw an interception on the Saints’ ensuing drive, and Stafford took advantage with the game-winning touchdown pass to wide receiver Corey Fuller.
Stafford started off roughly with two interceptions, but he had an overall solid game with 299 yards on 27-of-40 passing to go with his pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
Wide receiver Golden Tate filled the void left by Calvin Johnson well as he finished with 10 catches for 154 yards and a touchdown.
For the Saints, Brees threw for 342 yards and two touchdowns with one interception on 28-of-45 passing. Wide receiver Marques Colston caught six passes for 111 yards, and Kenny Stills added five receptions for 103 yards and a touchdown.
However, the Saints running game sputtered as it was held to 73 total yards.