Seahawks @ Saints: Game Preview

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (5-4) AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (6-3)

SERIES

 

SEAHAWKS

SAINTS

SERIES LEADER

Series tied, 5-5

STREAKS

3 of past 4

COACHES VS. OPP.

Carroll: 1-0

Payton: 1-0

LAST WEEK

W 36-18 at Cardinals

Bye (Wk 9: W 34-3 at Panthers)

LAST GAME

10/14/07: Saints 28 at Seahawks 17.  New Orleans QB Drew Brees passes for 246 yards & 2 TDs as Saints score 28 1st-half points en route to victory. 

LAST GAME AT SITE

9/12/04: Seahawks 21, Saints 7.  Seattle RB Shaun Alexander rushes for 135 yards & scores 3 TDs (2 rushing, 1 receiving) as Seahawks defeat New Orleans on Kickoff Weekend.

BROADCAST

FOX (3:05 PM CT): Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick.  SIRIUS: 91 (Sea.), 125 (NO).  XM: 102 (NO).

STATS

PASSING

Hasselbeck: 157-270-1,744-7-7-75.3

Brees: 261-374-2,587 (1C)-18 (3L)-12-91.7

RUSHING

Forsett: 85-397-4.7-2

Ivory (R): 78-382-4.9-0

RECEIVING

M. Williams: 46-545-11.8-1

Colston: 54 (3C)-592-11.0-2

OFFENSE

286.7

369.9 (3C)

TAKE/GIVE

+1

-4

DEFENSE

376.9

277.0 (3L)

SACKS

Clemons: 7.5

Ellis: 4

INTs

Thomas (R): 4

Greer: 2

PUNTING

Ryan: 43.1

Morstead: 46.9 (2C)

KICKING

Mare: 62 (17/17 PAT; 15/18 FG)

Hartley: 49 (19/19 PAT; 10/14 FG)

 

NOTES

SEAHAWKS QB MATT HASSELBECK has completed 57 of 95 (60 pct.) for 745 yards with 5 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 93.5 rating in 3 career starts vs. NO.  Has won 10 consecutive starts with 93.5+ rating, incl. last week (106.6)...RB MARSHAWN LYNCH had rush TD vs. Arz.  RB-KR LEON WASHINGTON leads NFL with 31 KR avg. & ties for lead with 2 KR-TDs.  RB JUSTIN FORSETT had 9 att. for 64 yards (7.1 avg.) & TD last week...WR MIKE WILLIAMS had career-high 145 yards & tied career-best with 11 catches last week.  Has 3 games with 10+ receptions in 2010 & is 1st Seahawk with 3 10-catch games in season.  WR BEN OBOMANU had 17-yard TD in last meeting.  Had 4 catches for 72 yards in that contest...Defense 2nd in NFC allowing 39.5 TD pct. (15 TDs, 38 poss.) in red zone.  S EARL THOMAS leads NFL rookies with 4 INTs.  Needs 1 to tie MICHAEL BOULWARE (5) for most by rookie in team history.  DE CHRIS CLEMONS has 7.5 sacks in past 7...

SAINTS In 2 career games vs. Sea., QB DREW BREES has completed 52 of 85 (61.2 pct.) for 578 yards with 5 TDs vs. 1 INT for 96.1 rating.  Had 106.9 rating in last meeting.  Since 2006, Saints are 30-6 (.833) when he has 100+ rating (min. 10 att.), incl. playoffs...RB JULIUS JONES started season with Sea.  Had 6 rushes for 68 yards (11.3 avg.) in last game.  RB LADELL BETTS had rush TD in Week 9.  RB REGGIE BUSH had 141 scrimmage yards (97 rush, 44 rec.) in last meeting while WR MARQUES COLSTON had TD.  Has 4+ catches in all 9 games this year.  WR LANCE MOORE aims for 4th in row with 5+ catches.  TE JEREMY SHOCKEY became 8th TE in NFL history with 500 career receptions in Week 9.  In 11/27/05 meeting vs. Sea. (with NYG), had 10 catches for 127 yards & TD...Lead NFL in pass defense (166.3 yards per game).  S ROMAN HARPER had 2 sacks in last meeting.  Had sack in Week 9.  CB JABARI GREER had 24-yard INT-TD in last game.  Has 4 INT-TDs since start of 2008, 2nd most in NFL.  DT SEDRICK ELLIS had sack in last game & has 4 sacks, 2nd most by NFC DT. 

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