Oct 19, 2014 at 6pm UK at ​Ford Field
New Orleans Saints
Detroit Lions
Johnson (13:56)
Stills (13:42)
Bell (6:19)
Tate (3:38), Fuller (1:48)

Result: Late Detroit Lions fightback sinks New Orleans Saints

The Detroit Lions come from behind inside the fourth quarter to secure a 24-23 win over the New Orleans Saints at Ford Field in the NFL.

A late push by the Detroit Lions gave them a 24-23 come-from-behind win over the New Orleans Saints at Ford Field in the NFL this evening.

Josh Hill #89 of the New Orleans Saints looks to gain yards against the Detroit Lions in the second quarter at Ford Field on October 19, 2014© Getty Images

After a quiet start to the game, it looked like the home side would have a chance to get some points on the board late in the first quarter, but Matthew Stafford had a pass intended for Golden Tate intercepted by Keenan Lewis.

Drew Brees immediately made the most of the opportunity, firing the ball into the endzone for fullback Austin Johnson to score a touchdown.

Stafford handed the ball off to Joique Bell to try and get Detroit back on level terms, but they had to settle for a Matt Prater field goal, while Shayne Graham added a further three points for New Orleans just before the break.

The visitors continued to enjoy the better of the chances early in the third when Brees completed a long pass for Kenny Stills, who held on for a touchdown.

With Calvin Johnson out injured and Reggie Bush picking up a knock, Bell saw the majority of the workload, eventually smashing his way through the Saints' defensive line for a Detroit touchdown.

Graham added a couple more field goals in the fourth quarter to extend the Saints' lead to 13 points, but Tate found the endzone inside the final four minutes to give Detroit a chance.

It looked like Brees had managed the clock well to see out the win for the visitors, but Glover Quin intercepted the quarterback's pass to give Stafford and the Lions one final chance.

Stafford quickly got the ball downfield for Detroit before throwing a pass deep for Corey Fuller, who just kept himself in bounds at the back of the endzone, sealing the win for the home side.

The win leaves the Lions at the top of the NFC North with a 5-2 record, while the Saints slip to 2-4, leaving them second in the NFC South.

Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints throws a pass against the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 8, 2013
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