Two NFC Powerhouses Collide When Saints Take On Seahawks

Two NFC Powerhouses Collide When Saints Take On Seahawks




An exciting match-up for this Monday Night Football could determine the best team in the NFC when the Saints take on the Seahawks. Both teams have been playing great football this season and recently as both teams are on winning-streaks.

The New Orleans Saints are 9-2 and have won their last three games and no slowing down in sight with QB Drew Brees having such an incredible year. Brees has 3,647 yards passing so far with 28 touchdowns to only 8 interceptions good for a 107.3 QB rating.

The Saints still do not have a premiere running back but Pierre Thomas who gets the bulk of the carries has been playing fine with 486 yards (4.2 ypc) and a single touchdown.  Thomas has really shined in the passing game with the second most catches on the team 56 for 406 yards and two scores.

Unlike recent years the Saints have a defense to compliment their offense as they have allowed just 17.8 points per game good for fourth lowest in the league. DE Cameron Jordan is leading the team with 9.5 sacks while cornerback Keenan Lewis has the most interceptions on the team with three.

With a 10-1 record having won their last six games in a row and their last loss coming in week five Seattle has looked unstoppable. With young QB Russell Wilson having no signs of a sophomore slump the Seahawks have a great shot of going deep in the playoffs.

Russell has thrown 19 touchdowns to only 6 interceptions this season good for a 105.1 QB rating. Paired with the bruising ground game of Marshawn Lynch who has 208 carries for 925 yards and 9 rushing touchdowns the Seahawks offense has been formidable.

The Seattle defense is a menace with 33 total sacks and 16 interceptions on the year. Nobody on the team has more than 6.5 sacks so the pressure comes from all over the field and with four starters having 12 interceptions between them this defense is just nasty.

The New Orleans Saints are a great team but with the way the Seattle Seahawks are rolling and the way they play at home I have to take them this Monday night. The Saints actually play into the Seahawks defensive strength of having to pass. If the Seattle defense had any holes it would be against the run where they have allowed more than 100 yards a game this season.

Take the Seattle Seahawks -5 over the Saints.

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