One of the big story lines coming into Sunday’s game against the Saints was how the Lions’ injury-plagued secondary would hold up against the Saints No. 1 passing offense.
If the first half is any indication, the Lions are in for a long night.
Saints quarterback Drew Brees has carved up the Lions secondary with surgical precision and the Lions find themselves down by a big margin, 24-7, at the half.
Brees has completed 16-of-21 passes for 243 yards and two touchdowns in the half.
For a second-straight game, the Lions can’t seem to get out of their own way.
They’ve been penalized five times in the first half and most of those took away big plays for the offense.
Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is 12-of-16 for 159 yards.
The Lions had a 42-yard field goal blocked to end the half when it appeared a Saints player was clearly offsides. No flag was thrown on the play.
The Lions get the ball coming out of the half and will have to get it going.
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