Jimmy Graham caps a 92-yard scoring drive with a 3-yard TD reception. We got about four minutes left in the third quarter. Saints lead 24-14. Graham, the former college basketball player at Miami, then slam dunked the ball over the middle bar of the goal post.
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Drew Brees is making things happen right now. He crossed the plane with the ball on a keeper for a first down on fourth-and-inches, then completed a pass to Pierre Thomas for another first down. Then Brees found former Michigan receiver Adrian Arrington for a gain of about seven.
6:30 to go in the fourth quarter and Drew Brees goes for the keeper. Looks like he might’ve got it.
That was a chance for a pick-six for Eric Wright. Looked like Wright had two hands on that Drew Brees pass. Give Robert Meachem credit for getting a hand on teh ball so Wright couldn’t reel it in.
Sure looked like it on that Drew Brees to Marques Colston third down pass play. That was for what officials called an 11-yard gain on third-and-11. Why didn’t Jim Schwartz challenge the play? Strange, very strange. Looked like Colston was a yard short.
A stunt right down the middle for the Lions leads to a Cliff Avril sack of Drew Brees, forcing a third down.
Matthew Stafford finds Nate Burelson on third down, but Burleson gets tackled way short of the first down marker. Punt coming up for Ben Graham. Graham’s punt sails to the Saints’ 12. Darren Sproles returns as a flag flies. Looks like the Saints will start inside their 10 with 10:30 left here in the third … Continue Reading →
Saints now have had the ball 57 percent of the time (18:33). I type that as Gosder Cherilus, the Lions right tackle, just got flagged for holding. Lions have six penalties for 41 yards.
Six catches, 95 yards so far for Johnson.
Drew Brees is finding ways to throw the ball over the top in the middle of the field past linebackers, especially Stephen Tulloch. Brees is now 18-of-23 for 215 yards.