2020 New Orleans Saints Opponent Preview: Detroit Lions
Heading into this season, here is a preview of the opponents the New Orleans Saints will face in 2020, continuing with the Detroit Lions.
The New Orleans Saints have a chip on their shoulder going into 2020 after losing in the Wild Card round of the playoffs to the Minnesota Vikings. This season, they are hoping that the outcome will be different.
Here is a look at their Week 4 opponent after looking at their Week 3 opponent, the Green Bay Packers.
2019 Season in Review
The Detroit Lions, ironically, tied their first game of the season with the Arizona Cardinals, something you don’t see that often. However, their season would end in a dismal display of football with a 3-12-1 record in the 2019 season.
The Detroit Lions and New Orleans Saints haven’t matched up in a regular-season game since week 6 of the 2017 season. The Saints came out on top of that game by a score of 52-38 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
2020 Offseason Wrap-Up
The Saints had a stellar offseason with a handful of excellent additions making their team stronger and better all around. The Lions, on the other hand, had some stellar additions of their own in free agency.
They signed linebacker Jamie Collins from New England, tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai from Philadelphia, Nick Williams and Chase Daniel from Chicago, and cornerback Desmond Trufant from Atlanta. They also traded away Darius Slay and draft Ohio State cornerback Jeff Okudah.
They drafted De’Andre Swift from Georgia to take over their running back spot.
2020 Matchup Preview
The Detriot Lions have definitely set themselves up for success with the changes they made this offseason. They also have the advantage of playing in Detroit. The Lions might be in for a good matchup with the Saints and will definitely finish the season better than they did last.
2020 Gameday Projection
I love what the Lions have done, but they have nothing on the Saints team. I don’t think this game will be as high scoring as the last time the two teams met, but I still fully expect the Saints to come out on top by double-digits.