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Inside the Game presented by Classic Auto Wash: Saints vs Lions series history

Saints lead the series, 11-10-1

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This will be the fifth game overall for Head Coach Sean Payton vs. the Lions since he was hired in 2006. The Saints captured the first four contests, three in the regular season and a 45-28 win in the NFC Wild Card Playoff at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Jan. 7, 2012.

The regular season series has the Saints leading 11-10 -1, with the first game ending in a 20-20 tie on Nov. 24, 1968 at Detroit's Tiger Stadium. The two clubs split all 10 meetings from 1970-89.

New Orleans has a three-game home winning streak at home including the playoff contest. 12 contests have been decided by a touchdown or less. The Saints are 9-2 against the Lions in New Orleans:

Date                   Score          Site                         Att.  
11/24/68 T, 20-20 @ Tiger Stadium 46,152
11/8/70       W, 19-17   Tulane Stadium         66,910
11/19/72 L, 14-27 @ Tiger Stadium 53,752
10/14/73     W, 20-13   Tulane Stadium         57,810
11/3/74 L, 14-19 @ Tiger Stadium 43,256
11/14/76    W, 17-16  Superdome                  42,048
9/25/77 L, 19-23 @ Silverdome 51,458
10/21/79    W, 17-7    Superdome                   57,428
10/12/80 L, 13-24 @ Silverdome 78,147
9/18/88 W, 22-14 @ Silverdome 32,943
12/3/89 L, 14-21 @ Silverdome 38,550
10/28/90    L, 10-27   Superdome                    64,368
10/4/92 W, 13-7 @ Silverdome 66,971
9/19/93      W, 14-3    Superdome                    69,039
9/21/97      W, 35-17   Superdome                   50,016
9/3/00        L, 10-14   Superdome                    64,900
9/29/02 L, 21-26 @ Ford Field 60,023
12/24/05    L, 12-13   Alamodome                   63,747
12/21/08 W, 42-7 @ Ford Field 49,309
9/13/09      W, 45-27 Superdome                    69,719
12/4/11      W, 31-17 Superdome                    73,042
1/7/12*      W, 45-28 Superdome                    73,038
10/19/14 L, 23-24 @ Ford Field 62,371
* NFC Wild Card Playoff

Official team photos of the New Orleans Saints vs Detroit Lions game on Sunday, October 19, 2014. Photos by Michael C. Hebert. (New Orleans Saints photos)

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