Saints Report: New Orleans Saints vs. Detroit Lions
After losing back-to-back games for the first time since 2017, the New Orleans Saints needed a win in a bad way.
But they almost didn’t have the chance to get one due to a positive test for COVID-19. As it turns out, that test was a false positive, giving the Saints the green light to kick off their week four road game against the Detroit Lions.
Saints trying to get back into the win column with no Michael Thomas, no Jared Cook, no Andrus Peat, no Marshon Lattimore, no Janoris Jenkins, no Marcus Davenport, and no sleep.
Saints get back to .500 with a 35-29 win. Head Coach Sean Payton said, “We’re done by 12:55, and then we got the results back by 3 a.m. Look, we were getting ready to play a game. That’s just part of the deal this year.”
Quarterback Drew Brees said, “There was a lot going on. Obviously, coming off the two losses as well where we didn’t play our best football. We knew that we could play a lot better. We could execute a lot better. Coming up here, we lose some starters this week in practice and then we kind of had the whole COVID ordeal that unfortunately kept a lot of people up late and all that stuff. But man, I think it just says a lot about this team, about all the guys that stepped up, filled those voids, filled those roles and everybody just persevered, found a way to get a big win.”
For the second time in four weeks, the Saints will be on Monday Night Football as they return home to host the Los Angeles Charges at 7:15 on ESPN.