Report: Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate to miss a 'few weeks' after shoulder injury

DETROIT – Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate left Sunday's game against the Saints with a shoulder injury.

Ian Rapoport reports Tate is expected to miss "likely a few weeks," but is awaiting MRI results.

Tate joins the long list of Lions injuries that continue to plague the team, including injuries to Glover Quin, T.J. Lang, Kenny Golladay, Taylor Decker and Haloti Ngata.

Running backs Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara combined for 237 yards from scrimmage, the Saints' resurgent defense forced five turnovers and scored a franchise-record three times, and New Orleans took a 52-38 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday in a game full of crazy bounces and unusual plays.

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New Orleans (3-2), which has a winning record for the first time since its last playoff season in 2013, built a five-touchdown lead, only to wind up gutting out a remarkable bid by Detroit to pull off the greatest comeback in NFL history.

Detroit (3-3) scored four straight TDs, including one on a punt return by Jamal Agnew and another on A'Shawn Robinson's close-range interception near the Saints goal line, in less than 15 minutes off the game clock to pull as close as 45-38 with 6:41 to go. But after Agnew muffed a punt and barely got it out of the end zone, Saints defensive end Cam Jordan scored on virtually the same type of play as Robinson when he got his hand on Matt Stafford's pass from the end zone.

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Ken Haddad is the digital content and audience manager for WDIV / He also authors the Morning Report Newsletter and various other newsletters. He's been with WDIV since 2013. He enjoys suffering through Lions games on Sundays in the fall.