NFL Lines: Detroit Lions vs. New Orleans Saints

January 10, 2012 NFL Football

When it comes to scheduling, maybe the Detroit Lions just are unlucky. First, they finish their regular season versus their division rival Green Bay Packers, who additionally boast the league’s greatest record. They then follow that up by drawing the New orleans saints in the 1st round of the playoffs.

The Jan 7 – Detroit Lions vs Saints game will be the 2nd meeting of the two squads this season. New Orleans won the 1st game in New Orleans 31-17. This is perhaps part of the reason New Orleans is a 10.5 point fave to defeat Detroit this week.

Another is that the Saints are on a roll. They’ve won eight contests consecutively coming into this week’s game with Detroit, beating three other playoff teams during that stretch. Detroit managed to pull things together following defensive superstar Ndamukong Suh was suspended for 2 competitions after kicking an rival competitor with his cleats. They won 3 out of their last 4 contests of the year, merely losing a tight game to 15-1 Green Bay. When they last played New Orleans, they were without Suh, and Detroit is intending the return of his existence to the defensive line could be the difference they have to stop Drew Brees and the potent New Orleans offense. Check the NFL Odds for Detroit Lions vs. New Orleans Saints game.

Unfortunately for Detroit, that New Orleans offense has been on fire for the second half of the season. They’ve landed over 40 points in their last three competitions, and gone over 40 in four of their last 6. They are 8-0 in their home stadium this year and a while back this year in New Orleans they dropped 62 points on Indianapolis. Start your NFL Betting action on Detroit Lions vs. New Orleans Saints game.

Detroit has had trouble this year against higher powered competition, going 1-5 versus playoff squads (merely defeating Denver). Their offense has the possibility to be high-flying, and so it will likely be up to their defense to ensure they are in this game. If Suh is likely to atone for his two-game suspension, it is now time.

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