Orlovsky to make second straight start

Updated: December 15, 2008, 3:36 PM ET
Associated Press

The winless Lions are sticking with quarterback Dan Orlovsky.

Detroit coach Rod Marinelli said Monday that Orlovsky would make his second straight start in part because Daunte Culpepper is questionable because of a shoulder injury.

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Detroit (0-14) hosts the New Orleans Saints as a 6-point underdog in its home finale, hoping to avoid being the NFL's first 0-15 team, then closes the season at Green Bay.

Orlovsky was 23-of-34 for 233 yards with a touchdown in a 31-21 loss Sunday at Indianapolis. He tied the game early in the fourth quarter with a 2-point conversion after leading a 13-play, 91-yard drive.

Culpepper threw four TDs and six interceptions over five starts before he hurt his shoulder Dec. 7 against Minnesota.


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