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Inside the Game: Saints vs Lions Series History

This will be the seventh game overall for Payton vs. the Lions since he was hired in 2006.

This will be the seventh game overall for 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 2011 NFC Wild Card Playoff at the MercedesBenz Superdome. New Orleans will be seeking their first win over Detroit since that contest The regular season series has the Lions leading 12-11-1, 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 a touchdown or less. The Saints are 9-4 against the Lions in New Orleans, including the playoff game:

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

12/4/16 L, 13-28 Superdome 73,137

  • NFC Wild Card Playoff
  • LionsThis will be the seventh game overall for 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 2011 NFC Wild Card Playoff at the MercedesBenz Superdome. New Orleans will be seeking their first win over Detroit since that contest The regular season series has the Lions leading 12-111, 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 a touchdown or less. The Saints are 9-4 against the Lions in New Orleans, including the playoff game: 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 12/4/16 L, 13-28 Superdome 73,137 NFC Wild Card Playoff
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