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Detroit Lions vs. New Orleans Saints first half open thread

Can the Lions get to .500 before the bye week? Come find out!

New Orleans Saints v Detroit Lions Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

The Detroit Lions are close to their Week 5 bye, but they have one more point of business before they take a week off. The New Orleans Saints are in town—fresh off a batch of negative COVID tests—and they’re seeking to get off their two-game losing streak.

With both teams headed into Sunday with just a single win on the season, desperation is getting higher and that could make for an intense game this afternoon.

The Lions are not only holding home-field advantage in this game—even without fans in attendance—but they have a pretty clear advantage when it comes to the injury report. The Saints will be missing six starters on Sunday, including star receiver Michael Thomas and starting cornerbacks Janoris Jenkins and Marshon Lattimore.

The Lions, on the other hand, are getting their starting cornerback back this week, with Desmond Trufant active after missing the past two games.

It’s a huge game for both teams, so come watch with us as we witness Week 4 of the 2020 NFL season.

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