POSTED: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 5:01pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 7:18pm
New Orleans, La (NBC33) — The Detroit Lions prepare to take on the New Orleans Saints in a post-season matchup, which marks the Lions 1st appearance in the playoffs since almost a decade.
Drew Brees, the NFL's leading passer, and his Saints finished with a 13-3 record and ranked number 1 in the NFC South.
Critics wonder how the Lions will deal with the Saints tight end Jimmy Graham and running back Darren Sproles.
The Lions will take on the Saints on Saturday in an attempt to end a New Orleans 8-game winning streak and advance to the next round of the playoffs.
Last time they battled, the Saints beat the Lions by a score of 31-17 on December 4, 2011.