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Game Grades: Saints put Detroit in its place

Louis Delmas (David Mercer, US Presswire)

The best way to recap Detroit's playoff loss to New Orleans? The two teams are currently at different levels, with the Saints at the pinnacle of the league and the Lions still amidst their ascension from the abyss.

In a game highlighted by missed opportunities and poor execution on defense, the Detroit Lions were eliminated from the NFL post season by the New Orleans Saints after a 45-28 loss. The Lions did some good things on offense but ultimately couldn’t keep pace with the record-breaking Saints as their return to the playoffs was short lived.  OFFENSE The Lions offense did have a productive...

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