Lions-Saints NFL Game Moved to Primetime on Dec. 4 as Winless Colts Bumped

The Detroit Lions, who have three come-from-behind victories this season, will have their Dec. 4 game against the New Orleans Saints moved to the featured 8:20 p.m. time slot on Comcast Corp.’s NBC network.

Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford threw five touchdown passes to rally the Lions from a 24-7 deficit yesterday to beat the Carolina Panthers, 49-35.

The game between the Indianapolis Colts, who are 0-10, and the New England Patriots, 6-3, was moved to 1 p.m. from the evening.

The win makes the Lions the first team in National Football League history to win three games in a season after trailing by 17 points. The Dec. 4 game was originally scheduled for a 1 p.m. start in New Orleans.

The Saints sit atop the NFC South with a 7-3 record, while the Lions, also 7-3, are tied with Chicago for second place in the NFC North Division behind undefeated Green Bay.

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