Lions waste another fast start as Saints carve up defense in defeat

DETROIT — The one-week reprieve provided by an unexpected victory in the desert proved to be little more than a mirage for the Detroit Lions. Coughing up their third double-digit lead of the season, and surrendering 35 straight points in the process, the Lions fell to the Saints, 35-29, at Ford Field on Sunday.In what has become a theme for this year’s Lions, it wasn’t a slow start that did the team in. In fact, the game couldn’t have begun any better.Overcoming a pair of drops to start the opening possession, quarterback Matthew Stafford took advantage of a busted coverage for a 50-yard gain …

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