High-powered offenses square off in Big Easy

Inside the matchup:

Fast facts:

» For all the ballyhoo regarding Ndamukong Suh, remember that New Orleans sent three offensive linemen to the Pro Bowl: Jermon Bushrod, Jahri Evans and Carl Nicks ...

» ... a trio that contributed to only allowing a sack for one out of Brees' every 26.9 dropbacks, the best rate in the league.

» These two franchises have never met in the postseason. The Lions have been around since the playoffs were invented in 1933. The Saints initial season was 1967.

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