- Associated Press - Thursday, October 16, 2014

NEW ORLEANS (2-3) at DETROIT (4-2)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX

OPENING LINE - Lions by 2 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - New Orleans 1-4, Detroit 4-2

SERIES RECORD - Saints lead 12-9-1

LAST MEETING - Saints beat Lions 45-28, Jan. 7, 2012

LAST WEEK - Saints had bye, beat Buccaneers 37-31 in OT on Oct. 5; Lions beat Vikings 17-3

AP PRO32 RANKING - Saints No. 20, Lions No. 13

SAINTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (8), PASS (2).

SAINTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (23), RUSH (16), PASS (25).

LIONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (23), RUSH (29), PASS (14).

LIONS DEFENSE - OVERALL (1), RUSH (2), PASS (1).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Saints beat Lions 45-28 in 2011 postseason, finishing with 626 total yards and never punting. … New Orleans QB Drew Brees is 4-0 against Detroit, including playoffs. Has 133.8 passer rating in those games, with 14 TDs and one INT. … Saints WR Brandin Cooks leads NFL rookies with 32 catches. … New Orleans has only two takeaways this season, fewest in NFL. … Saints opponents are 16 for 16 on third-and-less-than-4. … New Orleans has committed 21 penalties, fewest in league. … Saints have lost six straight regular-season road games, dating to last season. … New Orleans has had only five three-and-out drives in 52 offensive series. … Lions WR Calvin Johnson had 12 catches for 211 yards and two TDs in postseason meeting with Saints, but his status is uncertain this weekend (ankle). … Detroit RB Reggie Bush was No. 2 pick in 2006 draft by New Orleans. … Lions have made 5 of 15 field goals, easily NFL’s worst mark. … Detroit’s DeAndre Levy has seven INTs since 2013, most by LB. … Lions had eight sacks last weekend vs. Minnesota. … Detroit has 20 sacks and has allowed 21 on season.

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NEW ORLEANS (2-3) at DETROIT (4-2)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX

OPENING LINE - Lions by 2 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - New Orleans 1-4, Detroit 4-2

SERIES RECORD - Saints lead 12-9-1

LAST MEETING - Saints beat Lions 45-28, Jan. 7, 2012

LAST WEEK - Saints were off, Lions beat Vikings 17-3

AP PRO32 RANKING - Saints No. 20, Lions No. 13

SAINTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (8), PASS (2).

SAINTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (23), RUSH (16), PASS (25).

LIONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (23), RUSH (29), PASS (14).

LIONS DEFENSE - OVERALL (1), RUSH (2), PASS (1).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Saints beat Lions 45-28 in 2011 postseason, finishing with 626 total yards and never punting. … New Orleans QB Drew Brees is 4-0 against Detroit, including playoffs. Has 133.8 passer rating in those games, with 14 TDs and 1 INT. … Saints WR Brandin Cooks leads NFL rookies with 32 catches. … New Orleans has only two takeaways this season, fewest in NFL. … Saints opponents are 16 for 16 on third and less than 4. … New Orleans has committed 21 penalties, fewest in league. … Saints have lost six straight regular-season road games, dating to last season. … New Orleans has had only five three-and-out drives in 52 offensive series. … Lions WR Calvin Johnson had 12 catches for 211 yards and two TDs in postseason meeting with Saints, but his status is uncertain for this weekend because of ankle injury. … Detroit RB Reggie Bush was No. 2 pick in 2006 draft by New Orleans. … Lions have made 5 of 15 field goals, easily NFL’s worst mark. … Detroit’s DeAndre Levy has seven INTs since 2013, most by LB. … Lions had eight sacks last weekend vs. Minnesota. … Detroit has 20 sacks and has allowed 21 on season.

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