Saints quarterback Drew Brees tied a career high with six touchdown passes as the New Orleans Saints defeated the Detroit Lions, 45-27. Brees tossed touchdowns to five different receivers, including two to tight end Jeremy Shockey. In my Saturday preview, I asked five questions about the Saints as they headed in to week one. Here are the answers. How will the running game look with Pierre Thomas out of the lineup? Mike Bell had a career game even though he didn't score a touchdown. He set career highs for yardage (143) and carries (28). Bell was key on the Saints' last drive when they were trying to run out the clock as he gained 28 yards on six carries. Bell's one negative play came in the third quarter when he was stood up for a loss and fumbled the ball away. The Lions returned t ...
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