Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 11/30/11

LONDON - OCTOBER 26: Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints makes a pass during the Bridgestone International Series NFL match between San Diego Chargers and New Orleans Saints at Wembley Stadium on October 26, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- If the stumbling Lions are looking for a role model on how to end their 12-year playoff drought, they cant find a better example than the New Orleans Saints and quarterback Drew Brees. Brees has been there, done that -- and won it all. Brees led the Saints to a 31-17 victory over the Colts in Super Bowl XLIV two seasons ago and was voted the games MVP. Brees will have his own business to take care of when the Saints host the Lions Sunday night. The Saints have a one-game lead over the Falcons in the NFC South. Unlike the Lions, who last made the playoffs as a wild card with an 8-8 record in 1999, Brees and the Saints are playoff hardened. Theyve made the playoffs three times since Brees signed with them as a free agent in 2006. Brees believed the old adage about the importance of winning in November and December. It isnt an empty slogan. Thats when you want to be playing your best football -- in November and December, Brees said Wednesday in a conference-ca...
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