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

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Oct 19, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Detroit won 24-23. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

1. Drew Brees

After setting a few records last week in Tampa, it’s on to the text next one for Saints quarterback Drew Brees.  Sure, personal achievements are nice, but it’s all about the wins for Brees, and this team can’t do that without him, especially with no defense to consistently back him up.

But if Cam Jordan, Delvin Breaux and Dannell Ellerbe (more would be nice) come to play, as well as the offensive line, then it will be up to Drew Brees to win Monday night’s meeting with the Lions.

Brees is one of the best at what he does, and he continues to do it at a high level.  Against an average at best Detroit defense, he has the opportunity to put a lot of points on the board.  Plus, after helping lose last year’s game in Motown with a late interception, he wants his revenge.

If Brees comes ready to dish out the pain, the Saints should have no trouble beating a 4-9 team in the comfort of their own home in Monday night’s contest.  Win No. 27 in prime-time play for Sean Payton and Drew Brees is just around the corner.