Lions start fast, survive late Saints rally to capture road victory

Looking to bounce back following their Thanksgiving setback to the Green Bay Packers, the Detroit Lions took to the road on Sunday afternoon to take on the New Orleans Saints that began with a 21-0 first quarter outburst from the Lions and ended with Dan Campbell’s bunch having to fend off a late Saints rally to capture another victory away from home while improving to 9-3 on the season.

The Lions now hold a three-game lead over both the 6-6 Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings with five games to play and will hit the road again this Sunday for a 1 pm kickoff against the other NFC North foe in the 4-8 Chicago Bears, who are coming off their Bye Week.