7/ Furious second half against Detroit
New Orleans hadn’t trailed for seven and a half quarters when Detroit took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter of their wild-card playoff game.
The Saints hadn’t trailed at halftime since Oct. 30 at St. Louis.
In other words, being down 14-10 at the break at home in the playoff opener wasn’t familiar territory.
But New Orleans gave Saints fans a half to remember with explosive third and fourth quarters against Detroit in the wild-card game.
The Saints outscored the Lions 35-14, forced two turnovers and a punt and absolutely stole away any chance Detroit had of an upset.
Quarterback Drew Brees threw for 292 yards and three touchdowns in the second-half and the Saints exploded into the divisional round of the playoffs with momentum.