5 Saints that must dish out some prime-time pain to the Lions

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Nov 8, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Tennessee Titans defensive end Angelo Blackson (95) celebrates after a sack of New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) during the second half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Titans defeated the Saints 34-28 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

4. The Entire Offensive Line 

Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been roughed up a bit more than normal this year.  He has been sacked 29 times in 2015, the second-highest of his career, and we’re not even through a full season.

The good news: the O-line looked sharp against a good Tampa Bay defensive front last week.

The bad news: the O-line has proven to be inconsistent this year and faces another good defensive front from Detroit.

Protection is key in every game, especially when an aging gunslinger like Brees is under center.  He’s not playing like he’s aging though.  No, he’s still playing at a very high level, and if he can get the proper guardianship from Terron Armstead and company, he has the opportunity to do big things in front of a home crowd on Monday night, as he usually does in prime-time games.  Good protection could mean a lot of points on the board for New Orleans.

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