1:00 PM ET, December 21, 2008
Ford Field, Detroit, MI
Saints add to Lions' misery with rout as Detroit is first 0-15 team in NFL history
DETROIT -- The Detroit Lions somberly dressed after another defeat that was different than all the others.This one made NFL history and set the stage for a perfectly imperfect season.Detroit became the first 0-15 team when it was routed 42-7 by the New Orleans Saints on Sunday."Awful, embarrassing," Lions quarterback Dan Orlovsky said. "We stunk. Any bad adjective you can use, throw it in there."
• The Lions fell to 0-15, first team to start 0-15 in NFL history. They've lost 16 straight, 22 of their last 23, and eight straight home games.
• The Saints scored on first six possessions, the first team to do that since the 2007 Vikings (Week 13 against Lions).
• Drew Brees surpassed 300 passing yards for ninth time this season, tied for second-most in NFL history (Rich Gannon, 2002 Raiders, 10), and had his fifth straight game with at least two touchdown passes.
• The Saints snapped a three-game losing streak to the Lions, surpassing their 2007 win total with their eighth win of season.
-- ESPN research
The Saints had the best success on third down of any team since 1991, according to STATS. ... Marinelli said Orlovsky will start against Green Bay instead of Daunte Culpepper (shoulder). ... New Orleans TE Jeremy Shockey didn't play in the second half after injuring his right ankle. ... Lions S Daniel Bullocks and Saints S Josh Bullocks, who are twins, played against each other for the first time.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||7.6||4.6|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||12:23||Robert Meachem 20 Yd Run (Garrett Hartley Kick)||7||0|
|TD||01:07||Deuce Mcallister 2 Yd Run (Garrett Hartley Kick)||14||0|
|TD||09:45||Kevin Smith 1 Yd Run (Jason Hanson Kick)||14||7|
|TD||04:40||Mike Bell 1 Yd Run (Garrett Hartley Kick)||21||7|
|TD||00:47||Pierre Thomas 2 Yd Run (Garrett Hartley Kick)||28||7|
|TD||09:33||Marques Colston 6 Yd Pass From Drew Brees (Garrett Hartley Kick)||35||7|
|TD||03:04||Marques Colston 3 Yd Pass From Drew Brees (Garrett Hartley Kick)||42||7|