Brees and the Saints travel to Seattle to face a Seahawks defense that has allowed the second fewest passing yards in the NFL. The Seahawks will be without both Brandon Browner and Walther Thurmond on Monday Night. Week 13 will wrap up with the game of the week as these two teams square off in a contest that could determine which team gets home field in the playoffs. The kickoff is set for 8:30pm ET on ESPN.
Mon., Dec. 2, 2013 @ 8:30pm ET
CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA
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SEA by 5.5 ~ 47 o/u @ BetOnline
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The Saints head to Seattle riding a three game winning streak with wins over the Dallas Cowboy, San Francisco 49ers and the Atlanta Falcons. Much of the success is credited to Brees and the Saints high powered offense but the improved play of their defense has been the biggest difference from last season to this season. The Saints defense ranks third against the pass, fifteenth against the run and has allowed the fifth fewest points per game this season. The defense along with the play of Drew Brees has helped them bounce back from their disappointing 2012 season.
Brees continues to put up some of the best passing numbers in the NFL this season. In 11 games Brees has thrown for 3,647 yards, 28 touchdowns and eight interceptions. If it wasn’t for the season Peyton Manning has put together Brees would have a case for the MVP award. This season Brees has thrown for at least 300 yards in eight of the team’s 11 games. This is what the Seahawks will need to limit as the Saints are 7-1 in games he has thrown for over 300 yards this season.
For the Seahawks it is simply doing what they have done all season long and that is run the ball with Marshawn Lynch to help open up the passing game for Russell Wilson. Lynch has put together another solid season on the ground rushing for 925 yards and nine touchdowns. Add in Wilson’s ability to make plays with both his arm and legs have made this Seahawks a difficult team to beat this season.
These two teams clash on Monday Night in what could be a preview of the NFC Championship game!