Lions(21) @ Saints(38) Can we take these bags off our head yet?? No not yet! A new season dawned in on New Orleans this week as the Saints hosted the Lions. Surely the Saints couldn't overlook the Lions but early on it looked as tho they got surprised. Lions came out after the opening kickoff and went 3 and out. But the lions wouldnt die. After Drew Brees led a long 5 minute drive and an 8 yard sweep by Westbrook the Saints took the early 7-0 lead. On the Lions next possesion it was 3rd down after 2 solid Kevin Smith runs Stafford drops back off play action sees the blitz Calvin Jhonson has the corner beat on a post and off his back foot Stafford completes the pass and "Megatron" breaks a tackle then takes it 48 yards to the house. The end of the first quarter was 7-7. The 2nd quarter was all New Orleans as they scored 17 points to the lonely 6 put up by the lions. At halftime it was 24-13. Only 7 points were scored in the 3rd as Drew Brees connected once again with Devery Henderson for a 58 yard catch and run. 31-13 was the score at the end of the third. The fourth quarter came and went as the lions couldnt stop the Saints offense as Drew threw another TD this time to Colston for 6 to seal the deal and give the saints the 38-21 win. Things may have been looking up for the LIons tho as they were finding holes all day in the saints defense as Kevin Smith and Maurice Morris combined for 196 yards and a TD. Good Game Nate you and the Saints looked prime for a big year. Key Player Stats: Matt Stafford(DET): 14-29 200yrds 1TD 3INT Drew Brees(NO): 17-24 288yrds 4TD 1INT Kevin Smith(DET): 16att 122 yards Maurice Morris(DET): 10att 74yrds 1TD Brian Westbrook(NO): 16att 85yrds 1TD Calvin Johnson(DET): 3rec 75yrds 1TD Devery Henderson(NO): 4rec 106yrds 2TD The Lions may have found something in their running game and the Saints continued from last year efficient play from the passing game from Drew Brees stay tuned!