Found January 08, 2012 on Football Nation:
Game day is here.  With their Super Bowl title, string of postseason appearances and record-setting offense, the fact that the New Orleans Saints were once one of the NFL's lowliest franchises has been forgotten.  This season, New Orleans matched their 2009 Super Bowl-winning franchise record of 13 wins.  As they begin their quest for another championship tonight, they face a Detroit Lions team that’s seeking to take another step in it turnaround.  For the second time in over a month, the Saints welcome the Lions to the Mercedes Superdome.  The wild-card Lions (10-6) are making their first trip to the playoffs this millennium, proving their franchise is on the rise, and defeating the mighty Saints will definitely place them on the football map.  Earning another playoff win, however, won't prove easy for Detroit considering New Orleans has gone 8-0 at home for the first time, ending their season with an eight-game winning streak.  Additionally, the Lions carry a 3-8 record in...
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