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LISTEN: Dan Miller’s interception calls from the Superdome

Did someone say “takeaway”?

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If you’re like the Pride of Detroit staff, you put up with commentary on the television broadcast as best you can, but then go back to Dan Miller and Jim Brandstatter on the Lions Radio Network for the real calls. This week, on the road against a powerful Saints offense led by future hall of famer Drew Brees, the Lions defense showed their mettle.

Remember this from two years ago?

The Glover Quin lightning bolt struck again late in the third quarter on Sunday:

Offensively, Jim Bob Cooter’s crew took care of their business as well, featuring Golden Tate doing Golden Tate things. The Stafford to Tate connection accounted for about one-third of all of Detroit’s offensive production (145 of 422 yards), including the longest reception of the year for Tate:

Did we mention the defense showed up big? Late in the fourth quarter, holding on to a diminishing lead, Teryl Austin’s unit once again came away with the ball on a clutch interception from Tavon Wilson Sr.:

We would be doing a severe injustice if we failed to mention how good Matt Prater was. The STONE COLD KILLER was five-for-five, connecting from 27, 29, 32, 27, and this monster 52-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to extend the lead to fifteen points:

In case you still haven’t had enough of Lions defenders intercepting Drew Brees, Miles Killebrew delivers one more—and the first of his NFL career—to close it out:

Great performances on all three units in this impressive road victory. We will have a playoff situation update after the 4 pm games end, but the Lions are 8-4 and remain solidly in possession of the NFC North lead.

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