The Detroit Lions hold on against the New Orleans Saints' comeback, securing a 33-28 victory.

In a thrilling showdown, the Detroit Lions displayed resilience, fending off a late comeback attempt by the New Orleans Saints to secure a hard-fought 33-28 triumph. This win propels the Lions to an impressive 9-3 record for the season.

It marked a special reunion for head coach Dan Campbell and defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn, who were previously members of the Saints’ coaching staff from 2016 to 2020 before transitioning to the Lions. Meanwhile, the New Orleans team, fresh off a 24-15 loss to the Falcons, currently holds a 5-7 record, remaining in contention for a division title in the tightly contested NFC South.

The game commenced at 1 p.m. from the Superdome in New Orleans, aired on Fox, and was available for livestreaming on Fubo. The Lions held a 4½-point favoritism as the road team.

It wasn't a smooth victory, yet the Lions managed to stave off the Saints' comeback, securing a 33-28 win. With six minutes remaining, the Lions returned possession to the Saints for a potential go-ahead drive. However, Jameis Winston and the Saints couldn't orchestrate another touchdown drive, resulting in a pivotal punt.

In a tense conclusion, Detroit skillfully controlled the game clock for the last three minutes, clinching the victory in New Orleans. This triumph came despite the team being outscored 21-9 in the second half.

The Lions swiftly established a commanding 21-0 lead, making a flawless start on offense and defense. This early advantage proved crucial in their victory over the Saints. Jameson Williams' touchdown at the start of the fourth quarter, coupled with a Josh Paschal fumble recovery, ultimately became the pivotal difference on the scoreboard as the game progressed.