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First Byte Lions preview: These aren’t your 2016 New Orleans Saints

Bob Rose from Canal Street Chronicles breaks down the Saints prior to Sunday’s game vs. Lions

Detroit Lions v New Orleans Saints Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

It feels like we’re still in the wake of the Carolina Panthers and Eric Ebron disaster of 2017, but we’re just days away from Detroit Lions football all over again. The Lions hit the road yet again to a familiar place: New Orleans to take on the Saints for the fourth year in a row.

To help preview the game, we nabbed Bob Rose from Canal Street Chronicles to give us the full breakdown of the Saints.

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This week’s topics

  • Adrian Peterson was a Saints for four games. What’s up with that?
  • Bob calls former Lions guard Larry Warford one of the best in the league. We try to figure out what has gone right with the Saints.
  • Can Matthew Stafford please not get sacked six times this week?
  • The Saints defense has played shockingly well over the past two game, have they finally turned the corner into a legit unit?
  • How have the Saints fared with Brandin Cooks? How big would it be for New Orleans to get Willie Snead back this week?
  • Just how different is the 2017 Saints from the 2016 Saints that was blown out by Detroit?