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Tonight the Detroit Lions head to New Orleans to play the Saints for Monday Night Football. Share your thoughts live during the game with fellow fans right here on Battle Red Blog.

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This game couldn't be more meaningless for either team, as both of their seasons will end in two weeks without any shot at postseason action.  Nonetheless, they will meet on the field and battle it out as players and coaches for both teams ensure that they are evaluated with positive performances to protect their respective careers for next year.

The Detroit Lions (4-9) anchor the bottom of the NFC North, and are on a two-game losing streak as they arrive in New Orleans.  Meanwhile, the New Orleans Saints (5-8) have a firm grip on the basement door for the NFC South.

This article from the Lions Insider at detroitlions.com offered this regarding the matchup:

HISTORY

The Lions return to Monday Night Football for the second time this season to take on the New Orleans Saints in a Week 15 showdown. It will be the first time the two teams have ever met on Monday night. The Lions are 13-17-1 all-time on Monday night. These two teams met last season at Ford Field with the Lions claiming a 24-23 come-from-behind victory. New Orleans leads the all-time series 11-10-1.

BY THE NUMBERS

69.4: Red zone touchdown percentage for the Lions offense, which ranks first in the NFL.

18-4: The Saints’ record in primetime games at home since 2006

55Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson have teamed up for 55 touchdown passes, which ranks fourth among active players. Drew Brees and Marques Colston are second with 70.

93: 300-yard passing performances in Brees’ career, which ties him with Peyton Manning for most all-time.

Here is the comparison from NFL.com:

That's your preview for tonight's game.  The comments section is open, and the usual rules apply.

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