Saints vs. Seahawks Monday Night Football Preview and Matchup History

Otto Greule Jr

A detailed look at the history between the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, as well as some standout individual performances by players from both teams before their Monday Night Football matchup on ESPN at CenturyLink Field.


MONDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 2, 2013

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (9-2) AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (10-1)

SERIES

SAINTS

SEAHAWKS

SERIES LEADER

6-5

STREAKS

Past 2

COACHES VS. OPP.

Payton: 2-1

Carroll: 2-1

LAST WEEK

W 17-13 at Falcons

Bye (Wk. 11: W 41-20 vs. Vikings)

LAST GAME

11/21/10: Seahawks 19 at Saints 34. New Orleans QB Drew Brews passes for 382 yards & 4 TDs, including 2 each to WR Marques Colston & WR Robert Meachem.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/14/07: Saints 28, Seahawks 17. New Orleans RB Pierre Thomas scores on 5-yard FR-TD & WR Lance Moore rushes for TD. Saints QB Drew Brees passes for 2 TDs.

BROADCAST

ESPN (5:40 PM PT): Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Dan Fouts, Darren Sharper (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 92 (NO), 86 (Sea.). XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (NO), 86 (Sea.).

STATS

PASSING

Brees: 300-439-3,647 (1C)-28 (1C)-8-107.3 (3C)

Wilson: 176-275-2,362-19-6-105.1

RUSHING

Thomas: 117-486-4.2-1

Lynch: 208-925-4.4-9 (T2L)

RECEIVING

Graham (TE): 65-946-14.6-11 (T1L)

Tate: 42-600-14.3-4

OFFENSE

415.0 (3L)

358.5

TAKE/GIVE

+4

+11 (T1C)

DEFENSE

309.9 (3C)

293.3 (1C)

SACKS

Jordan: 9.5 (2C)

Avril, Bennett: 6.5

INTs

Lewis: 3

Sherman, Thomas: 4 (T3C)

PUNTING

Morstead: 46.8

Ryan: 43.4

KICKING

Hartley: 95 (3C) (35/35 PAT; 20/26 FG)

Hauschka: 104 (T1C) (32/32 PAT; 24/25 FG)

SAINTS

QB DREW BREES has won past nine games on MNF, completing 224 of 312 (71.8%) for 2,880 yards (320 per game) with 28 TDs vs. 5 INTs for 123.6 rating. In three games vs. Seattle with the Saints (including 2010 Wild Card), he has passed for 1,032 yards (344 per game), 8 TDs, 2 INTs and a 102 rating. Since joining NO in 2006, he leads NFL with 37,218 yards and 272 TDs.

RB PIERRE THOMAS has 8 TDs (6 rush, 2 receiving) in past nine games on MNF.

Since 2011, RB DARREN SPROLES leads NFL RBs with 209 catches, 1,840 receiving yards and 16 receiving TDs.

TE JIMMY GRAHAM has six 100-yard games, tied for most in a season by a TE in NFL history. Aims for 6th game in row on MNF with a TD. Since 2011 (including playoffs), leads NFL TEs with 261 catches and 3,396 yards. Tied for 1st with 34 TDs.

WR MARQUES COLSTON has 7 TDs in past ten games on MNF.

Rookie WR KENNY STILLS has 4 TDs in past six games.

DE CAMERON JORDAN has 9.5 sacks in the past ten games.

SEAHAWKS

Seattle is 10-1 for first time in franchise history.

QB RUSSELL WILSON is 2-0 on MNF with 107.7 rating. He is 13-0 in his career at home with 26 TDs, 6 INTs and 117 rating. He had a career-high 151.4 rating in Week 11.

RB MARSHAWN LYNCH had 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 receiving) in Week 11. Since November 2011, he leads NFL with 3,456 rush yards and 29 rush TDs. Rushed for 131 yards and a 67-yard TD in Wild Card game.

WR-PR GOLDEN TATE has 4 TDs in past two games on MNF. He is the only player in NFL with 600+ receiving (600) and 400+ punt return (401) yards.

Seahawks defense has 16 INTs, tied for most in NFL.

Since entering NFL in 2011, CB RICHARD SHERMAN leads NFL with 16 INTs. In past nine games at home, he has 7 INTs, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and scored 2 TDs (INT and blocked FG return).

S EARL THOMAS is the only NFL player with 70+ tackles (75), 4+ INTs (4) and 2+ forced fumbles (2).

Since 2011, DE CLIFF AVRIL is one of three players in NFL with 25+ sacks (27) and 10+ forced fumbles (11). He has 4.5 sacks in the past five games.

LB BRUCE IRVIN has 3 sacks, INT and a forced fumble in past two games on MNF.

DE CHRIS CLEMONS has 6 sacks in past four games on MNF.

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