After the Houston Texans and Cincinnati Bengals kick off the 2012 NFL Playoffs, the Detroit Lions will do re-match with the New Orleans Saints, again in the primetime slot on NBC.
The Saints defeated the Lions 31-17 in Week 13, thanks in large part to the undisciplined Lions picking up untimely undisciplined penalties and the dirty Ndamukong Suh being out due to suspension as a result of -- you guessed it -- undisciplined play.
I'm being a little sarcastic there, of course, but that was the storyline NBC announcers Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth beat viewers over the head with. Hopefully, the Lions will give them something else, something more positive, to talk about this Saturday in their first playoff appearance in 12 years. Here comes Kitty.
When: Saturday, January 7 at 8:00 p.m. EST
Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome; New Orleans, LA
For the first time ever, you can stream the game live online.
Live Streaming Audio: NFL.com Audio Pass ($$$)
Listen: WXYT 97.1 FM in Detroit, WWL 870 AM in New Orleans
Betting Line: Saints -11
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