After spotting the Detroit Lions a 14-point lead five minutes into the game, the New Orleans Saints offense got on track and powered the Saints to a 28-14 halftime lead Sunday at Ford Field.
Saints quarterback Drew Brees threw an interception on his first pass but bounced back from that tipped pass to complete nine of his next 10 passes for 146 yards, many of them deep passes down the field. The Saints (1-2) scored on a 3-yard Latavius Murray run, a 1-yard Alvin Kamara run, a 2-yard pass from Brees to Tre'Quan Smith and a 20-yard pass from Brees to Smith
Star defensive end Cameron Jordan had his first sack of the season and Patrick Robinson, starting because of injuries to Marshon Lattimore and Janoris Jenkins, intercepted Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford in the end zone. Defensive end Trey Hendrickson added a sack late in the second quarter.
The Saints will get the ball to start the second half.
Saints stat leaders
Drew Brees, 11 of 14 for 179 yards with two TDs, one interception
Alvin Kamara, 11 carries for 61 yards and one TD
Latavius Murray, seven carries for 36 yards and one TD
Emmanuel Sanders, three catches for 62 yards
Lions stat leaders
Matthew Stafford, 7 of 16 for 133 yards with two TDs and one interception
Adrian Peterson, four carries for 14 yards
Kenny Golladay, one catch for 15 yards with one TD
New Orleans Saints fans cheer on the team from a safe distance as the Saints take on the Detroit Lions in week 4 of the 2020 NFL season.