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Inside the Game: Saints vs. Lions series history

Series is 11-11-1

Photos from the New Orleans Saints vs Detroit Lions game. Photos by Michael C. Hebert. (New Orleans Saints photos)

This will be the sixth 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. New Orleans will be seeking their first win since that contest.

The regular season series has the series deadlocked at 11-11-1, 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. 13 contests have been decided by eight points or less. The Saints are 9-3 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

12/21/15 L, 27-35 Superdome 73,017

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