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Lions-Saints Capsule

DETROIT (3-2) at NEW ORLEANS (2-2)

Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox

OPENING LINE — Saints by 3 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Detroit 3-2, New Orleans 2-2

SERIES RECORD — Tied 12-12-1

LAST MEETING — Lions beat Saints 28-13, Dec. 4, 2016

LAST WEEK — Lions lost to Panthers 27-24; Saints had bye, beat Miami 20-0 on Oct. 1 in London

AP PRO32 RANKING — Lions No. 9, Saints No. 21

LIONS OFFENSE — OVERALL (29), RUSH (26), PASS (23)

LIONS Defence — OVERALL (18), RUSH (3), PASS (27)

SAINTS OFFENSE — OVERALL (7), RUSH (21), PASS (4)

SAINTS Defence — OVERALL (29), RUSH (17), PASS (28)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Lions have beaten Saints in three straight meetings. ... Both Detroit losses this year by four or fewer points. ... Lions QB Matthew Stafford practiced this week despite ankle injury, passed for 229 yards with two TDs, no INTs last week. ... RB Zach Zenner had TD rushing last week. ... Since 2015, RB Theo Riddick ranks first among NFL RBs in receptions with 151 and third in yards receiving with 1,203. ... WR Golden Tate has 24 receptions for 344 yards, four TDs in past three vs. Saints. ... Since 2013, Tate has 373 catches, fifth most in NFL. ... DT Haloti Ngata, who had sack last week, placed on injured reserve with biceps injury. ... DE Ezekiel Ansah had sack last week. ... S Tavon Wilson led Lions, tied career high with 10 tackles last week. He had interception in last meeting. ... S Glover Quin has INT in two of past three meetings and has 18 INTs since 2013, tied for second most in NFL. ... Saints are third team since 1933 with no turnovers in first four regular-season games. ... Saints QB Drew Brees has 300 or more yards passing in each of six career games vs. Lions. ... Rookie RB Alvin Kamara had 96 scrimmage yards, including 71 receiving, and TD catch in Week 4. Kamara led Saints with 10 catches in Week 4, ranks second on team with 20 catches this season. ... WR Michael Thomas had eight catches for 89 yards, TD vs. Miami. He has at least 85 yards receiving in each of past three outings and TD catch in past two. ... WR Brandon Coleman has TD catch in two of past three games. ... Saints posted shutout vs. Miami in previous game, have allowed 475 yards, 13 points in past two after allowing 1,025 yards, 65 points in first two games. ... DE Cameron Jordan has sack in two straight matches. Since 2013, Jordan has 40 1/2 sacks, tied for fourth most in NFC. ... CB Ken Crawley had first career INT in previous game. ... Rookie CB Marshon Lattimore had first career forced fumble in Week 4. ... Fantasy Tip: Kamara has quickly emerged as premier threat in Saints' dynamic offence and his role should increase following trade of Adrian Peterson to Cardinals this week.

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