Drew Brees, Saints overcome slump, injuries, COVID scare and 14-0 deficit to win

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That wasn’t so hard, was it?

All the New Orleans Saints needed was a historic rally to snap their first two-game losing streak in three years and overcome a season’s worth of adversity.

The Saints (2-2) came back from a 14-0 deficit in the first five minutes at Detroit. Then they (barely) escaped with a 35-29 victory and some much-needed new life heading into next Monday night’s home date with the Los Angeles Chargers.

Drew Brees was 19-of-25 for 246 yards and two TDs in the comeback win over the Lions. AP Photo/Jose Juarez

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Saints became just the fourth team in NFL history to lead by 14-plus points at halftime after trailing by 14-plus points when they took a 28-14 lead into the locker room, joining the 2011 Jaguars, 1985 Jets and 1965 Vikings.

Heading into this game, the Saints had lost two straight, had six starters ruled out because of injuries (including Michael Thomas and both cornerbacks) and had a COVID scare that kept them up into the wee hours at their team hotel.

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