Detroit - In a defensive slugfest, the New Orleans Saints lead the Detroit Lions 10-3 Sunday at Ford Field going into halftime. Shayne Graham kicked a 27-yard field goal as time expired in the second quarter.
Neither offense cracked the 200-yard mark and both didn't get past 100 yards until the second quarter.
The Saints took advantage of Keenan Lewis' first interception of the season to score their touchdown. After Lewis picked off Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford the Saints took over at the 29-yard line. A few plays later quarterback Drew Brees hit fullback Austin Johnson with a 13-yard scoring pass down the left side.
Detroit came back to score after recovering Khiry Robinson's fumble near midfield. Matt Prater made a 21-yard field goal after the Lions' couldn't get in the end zone.
Brees was 19 of 24 for 192 yards and the touchdown. Khiry Robinson is the team's leading rusher with two carries for nine yards. Mark Ingram made his return from a hand injury but was held to -1 yards on two carries. He also caught a pass for three yards.
Travaris Cadet leads the team in receptions with four for 44 yards. Marques Colston has two receptions for 29 yards.
Saints tight end Jimmy Graham is active and has been on the field for plenty of snaps but Brees hasn't targeted him. The Saints were penalized seven times for 86 yards.