Lions upend sluggish Saints, 28-13

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 04: Eric Ebron #85 of the Detroit Lions is tackled by Jairus Byrd #31 of the New Orleans Saints druing the first half at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 4, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

In a game the Saints desperately needed, they played their worst.

Matt Stafford threw 2 touchdown passes, including a 66 yarder to Golden Tate in the fourth quarter to beat New Orleans 28-13. Drew Brees did not throw a touchdown pass at home for the first time since October 4th, 2009. His NFL record streak of 60 such games was broken.

Despite being outplayed, the Saints pulled to within 6,  19-13 on a one yard touchdown run by John Kuhn.

But, on the next series, Stafford threw a 66 yard touchdown pass to Tate, who eluded BW Webb and Vonn Bell on the way to the endzone.

Detroit held the ball for almost 37 minutes.

Head coach Sean Payton said the Saints lacked emotion.

The Saints fall to 5-7.

They play at Tampa Bay next Sunday.