New Orleans Saints Beat Detroit Lions 45-28 in NFC Wild-Card Playoff Game

Drew Brees threw for three touchdowns to lead the New Orleans Saints to a 45-28 win over the Detroit Lions in the National Football League’s National Football Conference wild-card game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. The Saints, down by four points at halftime, rallied in the second half, scoring 35 points and holding the Lions to one touchdown per quarter.

New Orleans will play the San Francisco 49ers in the divisional playoff game Jan. 14.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Nancy Kercheval at

Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.

Bloomberg reserves the right to remove comments but is under no obligation to do so, or to explain individual moderation decisions.

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.