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Saints vs. Lions: Postgame notes

• With the win, the New Orleans Saints move to 3-2, marking the first time they are over .500 since the end of the 2013 season.

The Saints travel to Green Bay for a week seven match-up against the Packers (Sunday, Oct. 22) at Lambeau Field. Kickoff is set for noon CST. The game will be aired on Fox (WVUE-Fox-8 in the New Orleans area).

• With the win, the Saints improved their record against Detroit in the regular season to 12-12-1, increasing the number of teams that they have at least a .500 record against to 12. It also ended a three-game losing streak against the Lions. New Orleans has also won the NFC Wild Card playoff game vs. Detroit in the 2011 postseason.

• Saints Coach Sean Payton tallied his 103rd win (regular season and postseason), surpassing San Francisco's Bill Walsh (1986-96) for sole possession of 43rd place on the NFL's all-time victories list.

• The Saints scored 52 points, tied for the second-highest single-game point total in Saints history. The top four scoring totals in franchise history have all occurred under Payton's watch.

• Sunday's win marks the first time since 2015 (10/15-11/1) that the Saints have won three games in a row.

• New Orleans outrushed Detroit 193-66.

• New Orleans scored a franchise-record three defensive touchdowns; a fourth quarter interception by DE Cameron Jordanin the end zone, a third quarter 27-yard interception return for a touchdown by rookie CB Marshon Lattimore and a first quarter fumble recovery in the end zone by S *Kenny Vaccaro.

• New Orleans won the giveaway/takeway battle against Detroit 5-3, with three interceptions for the second time in three weeks and the first two fumble recoveries of the season. With a third quarter interception by Detroit of QB Drew Brees, New Orleans had their its turnover of the season, tying it with the 1995 St. Louis Rams and 2013 Tennessee Titans as the only teams to go through the first four games of a season without a turnover.

• QB Drew Brees, completed 21-of-31 passes for a total of 186 yards, he has now surpassed 55,000 passing yards as a Saint. He also threw touchdowns to WR Ted Ginn Jr. and TE Michael Hoomanawanui. Brees now has 475 career touchdown passes.

• RB Mark Ingram led the Saints in rushing with 25 carries for 114 yards and two rushing touchdowns to tie a career-high. Ingram also hauled in a club-best five catches for 36 yards. Ingram now has 38 touchdowns, surpassing WR Danny Abramowiczto move into sole possession of ninth place on the club's all-time list. It was Ingram's seventh career multi-touchdown game. It was his 10th career 100-yard rushing game.

• RBAlvin Kamarareceived his first career NFL start and finished with 75 yards on 10 attempts with a long of 21 yards and also added four receptions for 12 yards.

• WR Ted Ginn Jr.scored the Saints first offensive touchdown, catching a 20-yard pass from Brees. Ginn finished with four catches for a team-high 66 receiving yards.

• TE Michael Hoomanawanui scored his first touchdown of the season, catching a two-yard pass from Brees to bring the Saints lead to 38-10. Hoomanawanui finished with two catches for 27 yards.

• DE Alex Okaforsacked Lions QB* atthew Stafford* in the end zone on Detroit's first possession, causing a forced fumble that was recovered by Vaccaro for a touchdown, his first career NFL touchdown. Okafor finished with two tackles, one sack, and a forced fumble.

• LB Craig Robertson caused the Lions second turnover, forcing a fumble by Stafford.Robertson then recovered the fumble. He finished with a team-high 11 tackles and one sack.

• Jordan*played in his 101st career game to move into a tie for 50th in club record books and started his 100th career contest and recorded two sacks creating a 5-yard loss and a 7-yard loss. He also and an interception for a touchdown. Jordan finished with five tackles, two sacks and the interception for a touchdown. His last interception was 11/30/14 at Pittsburgh. He now has 51.5 career sacks, surpassing DTLa'Roi Glover *and DE Joe Johnson *to move into sole possession of sixth place on the club's all-time list for quarterback takedowns. It was the ninth multi-sack game of Jordan's career with the Saints boasting a 9-0 mark in those contests.

• Lattimore*recorded his first career interception, picking off Stafford, returning it for a 27-yard touchdown. He became the first Saints rookie to return an interception for a touchdown since CBFred Weary *in 1998.

Vaccaro finished with four tackles, a fumble recovery for a touchdown and an interception, giving him the team lead for interceptions with his second pick.

SVonn Bellhad his first sack of the season and the Saints fifth takedown, creating a three-yard loss. Bell finished with five total tackles.

 • K Wil Lutz nailed a 41-yard field goal to bring the Saints lead to 17-7 with four seconds left in the first quarter.

• P Thomas Morstead punted seven times for 344 yards (49.1 avg.) with a long of 67 yards. Morstead appeared in his 131th career game, tying tackle William Roaf for 24th place on the club's games played list.

 
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