This from the Associated Press just minutes ago: Detroit cornerback Chris Houston injured his shoulder in Saturday night’s first-round playoff game against the New Orleans Saints, but has returned to the field. The Lions announced that Houston was questionable to return after his injury late in the first quarter as he pursued Jed Collins following … Continue Reading →
Insights, notes and updates from The Detroit News football writers
Saints tkae a 17-14 lead with Drew Brees’ TD pass. Devery Henderson beat Amari Spievey on the play. John Kasay nailed the extra point.
Jackson, Mich. native Tony Dungy, who won a Super Bowl with the Colts, questioned during the NBC halftime what the Saints are doing on offense. Dungy things the Saints should attack the Lions D more with screen passes. That might work. What do you think. If you’re the Lions, just keep on keeping on. Matthew … Continue Reading →
John Kasay ends the half for the Saints with a 24-yard field goal. He had 111 straight field goal makes for the Saints in the regular season of 30 yards or less. Pretty impressive streak. If’ you’re the Lions, you have to be extremely happy with the positiuon you’re in.
John Kasay nails a 24-yard field goal as time expires. Lions lead 14-10 at halftime
Drew Brees threw an incomplete pass into the endzone. There’s 8 seconds left in this half. Brees is once again forced to throw. Big moemnt for the Lions D right now.
No TD for the Saints. They got 16 seconds left to get something done. Lions just took their third and final timeout.
Marques Colston catches a TD pass and draws a personal foul on Amari Spievey. Looks like Spievey got a hand on Colston’s facemask. Stay tuned. Officials are reviewing the play. Looks like it might’ve been incomplete. Colston appeared to lose control of the ball as he fell down. There’s 16 seconds left in this first … Continue Reading →
Saints keep on moving as the second quarter winds down. Lions are backed up to their own 17. Drew Brees found Jimmy Graham for another first down. Darren Sproles then catches a pass. 21 seconds left in this half. Saints just took their final timeout.
We’re approaching halftime and Drew Brees has completed 15 of his first 17 passes. Saints are threatening at the Lions 33. Saints have one timeout left.