At home, the Saints are tough to beat.

The Lions certainly made it that much more difficult Sunday night.

Detroit was penalized 11 times for 107 yards, and Drew Brees threw three touchdown passes as the Saints beat Detroit 31-17. The Saints have won all 6 games played this season at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Brees threw for 342 yards and three touchdown passes. Brees has 4.031 yards for the season. He's the first to reach 4,000 yards passing in 12 NFL regular season games.

Brees threw a 67 yard touchdown pass to Robert Meachem, 20 yards to Lance Moore, and 6 yards to Darren Sproles.

The Saints, 9-3, have won 4 consecutive games.