The Lions held on to beat the Saints 35-27 in a Monday Night Football match up in New Orleans.
Quarterback Matthew Stafford completed 22 of his 25 pass attempts for 254 yards and three touchdowns.
Running backs Ameer Abdullah and Joique Bell rushed for a combined 148 yards and each scored a touchdown.
Receiver Golden Tate caught two touchdown passes and had 45 total yards.
Detroit hosts San Francisco Sunday in the home finale at Ford Field, and will wrap up the season January 3rd in Chicago.
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports