Orlovsky says several Lions have flu

Updated: December 21, 2008, 4:16 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The odds might have gotten longer against the winless Detroit Lions finally getting a victory Sunday.

Already battling not to become the first NFL team to go 0-15, several Lions players are now also fighting the flu, quarterback Dan Orlovsky told ESPN's Rachel Nichols.

Detroit hosts the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.

Orlovsky, who is still expecting to start, said he was vomiting last night, but that he took medicine Sunday and is feeling better.

Drew Stanton is the Lions' backup quarterback as Daunte Culpepper is inactive with a shoulder injury.

Rachel Nichols is a reporter for ESPN.

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