Drew Brees threw for three touchdowns to lead the New Orleans Saints to a 45-28 win over the Detroit Lions in the National Football League’s National Football Conference wild-card game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. The Saints, down by four points at halftime, rallied in the second half, scoring 35 points and holding the Lions to one touchdown per quarter.
Jonathan Vilma, the New Orleans Saints player facing a potential full-season National Football League suspension for his alleged role in a plot to intentionally injure opponents, asked a U.S. judge to cancel that punishment.
Steve Spagnuolo will become defensive coordinator for the New Orleans Saints less than three weeks after being fired as coach of the St. Louis Rams, the Associated Press reported, citing a person familiar with the decision.
The National Football League Players Association wants to interview New Orleans Saints coaches and executives as part of an investigation aimed at helping determine what rule changes are needed to prevent players from taking inducements to injure opponents.