Saints- Solid passing game with the consistency of Drew Brees and Jimmy Graham. If Colston and Moore can perform, the passing game can be deadly. Run game can be inconsistent, but Ingram sure looked good last week at the Eagles.
Seahawks- consistent running game with Marshawn who can always be counted on to have a big performance. Russell Wilson has below average receivers but still finds ways to make plays. The Seahawks have not been the most explosive offense in the NFL however, as they have relied some on their top caliber defense.
Defense- Saints- The Saints defense looked pretty strong against the Eagles and Rob Ryan has done a great job turning the worst defense in the NFL into one of the better ones. They stopped Lesean McCoy, one of the best backs in the NFL, but will be faced with a challenge with Marshawn Lynch.
Seahawks- the Seahawks have the most physical, athletic defense in the NFL. With playmakers like Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas, they are always a threat to force turnovers. And even with the loss of Brandon Browner, younger Seahawks like Byron Maxwell have stepped up and succeeded as backups. It' ll be difficult for the Saints offense to deal with the Seahawks D, especially with the crowd in Seattle.
Final Prediction: Saints 23 Seahawks 30
Drew Brees and the Saints offense have a solid game but crucial turnovers forced by the Seahawks defense lead to a Hawks victory. Seahawks struggle at first to move the ball as the Saints defense focuses on stopping Marshawn. However, Russell Wilson begins to exploit the Saints secondary on play and opens up the running game more for Marshawn.
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