Detroit at New Orleans, 1 ET
WHAT TO WATCH FOR: With Pierre Thomas out, look for Reggie Bush to assume a heavy load in the offense for the Saints. Bush says he's feeling great physically and ready to go after missing 10 of his last 20 regular-season games because of a knee injury. Still, Drew Brees figures to light up a Detroit team that has lost 17 consecutive games.
Tampa Bay owns the NFL record of 26 straight defeats. The Lions believe that No. 1 pick Matt Stafford needs to play because he knows the offense and won't learn anything by sitting. There is no question that Stafford has the arm, and the veteran players believe he has a command of the offense and the huddle. The kid has all the intangibles.
Detroit believes it can run Kevin Smith and doesn't believe the Saints have anybody who can stop WR Calvin Johnson.