The Detroit Lions are taking on the New Orleans Saints this week on Monday night, December 21, 2015, at the Mercedes-Benz SuperDome in New Orleans, Louisiana. Game time is 8:30 pm EDT and the game is on TV on “Monday Night Football” on ESPN with announcers Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden along with sideline reporter Lisa Salters.
This “Monday Night Football” game does not have any real playoff implications but it might be worth watching because the Saints and Lions have two of the worst defenses in the NFL so there could be plenty of offense and scoring in the game. Both teams also have competent quarterbacks who have combined to throw for almost 600 touchdowns in the NFL and Drew Brees and Matthew Stafford are two of the very few quarterbacks in NFL history to throw for over 500 yards in a single game.
- Detroit Lions +3 at New Orleans Saints (O/U is 51)
The Detroit Lions are 4-9 this season and they are underdogs in the betting odds by 3 points this week to beat the New Orleans Saints on the road. The Lions have wins this season over the Bears, Packers, Raiders, and Eagles. The Lions have losses to the Chargers, Vikings twice, Broncos, Seahawks, Cardinals, Chiefs, Packers and Rams. Matthew Stafford has a record of 39-51 as a NFL starting QB and he’s thrown for 155 TDs in 90 games.
The New Orleans Saints are 5-8 this season. The Saints have wins over the Cowboys, Falcons, Colts, Giants and Buccaneers. The Saints have losses to the Cardinals, Buccaneers, Panthers twice, Eagles, Titans, Redskins and Texans. Drew Brees has a record of 122-91 as a starting NFL QB and he’s thrown 421 TDs in 214 NFL games.
The over/under for the game is 51 points. The Lions are averaging 21 points scored per game while the Saints are averaging 25 points scored per game. The Lions defense gives up an average of 28 points per game and the Saints are giving up a NFL worst 31 points per game.
The reason for watching this NFL “Monday Night Football” game is pretty simple this week. You are hoping for a shootout between Drew Brees of the Saints and Matthew Stafford of the Lions. In the long history of the NFL there have only been 18 games where a quarterback has thrown for over 500 yards in a game. Drew Brees had accomplished the feat twice and Matthew Stafford has done it once.
So we have two quarterbacks this week facing terrible defenses who have both thrown for over 500 yards in a NFL game. Will Drew Brees and or Matthew Stafford throw for over 500 yards in this “Monday Night Football” game between two terrible defenses? Tune in Monday night to find out.