SEATTLE (4-1-1) at NEW ORLEANS (2-4)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox
OPENING LINE - Seahawks by 6
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Seahawks 3-3, Saints 4-2
SERIES RECORD - Seahawks lead 8-6
LAST MEETING - Seahawks beat Saints 23-15, Jan. 11, 2014.
LAST WEEK - Seahawks tied Cardinals 6-6; Saints lost to Chiefs, 27-21
AP PRO32 RANKING - Seahawks No. 3, Saints No. 26
SEAHAWKS OFFENSE - OVERALL (22), RUSH (27), PASS (14).
SEAHAWKS DEFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (5), PASS (9).
SAINTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (28), PASS (1).
SAINTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (29), RUSH (23), PASS (30).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham returns to New Orleans, where he began career in 2010 and emerged in 2011 as one of top receiving TEs in NFL. ... Traded to Seattle in 2015, Graham was injured much of last season, has 27 catches, 408 yards, TD this season, including 100-plus yards in two of past four games. ... QB Russell Wilson is 2-0 vs. Saints, both wins coming in 2013, once in regular season, once in playoffs. ... RB Christine Michael has five TDs (four rushing, one receiving) in past four games. ... DE Cliff Avril had 2+ sacks, two passes defended last week. ... DE Michael Bennett has 14 sacks in past 14 road games. ... DT Frank Clark had 1+ sacks, forced fumble last week. ... LB Bobby Wagner had 13 tackles, blocked field goal last week. Has at least 10 tackles in past three games. ... S Earl Thomas has interception in two of past three games. ... Since joining Saints in 2006, QB Drew Brees is 2-3 vs. Seahawks, losing past three, including playoff games in 2010, 2013 seasons. ... Brees passed for 367 yards, three TDs last week. ... Brees is only player in NFL history with 100 career 300-plus yard games passing. ... Brees averaging 403.4 yards passing per game in past five at home, has 17 TDs against two interceptions. ... Brees' 350.2 yards per game passing leads NFL, puts him on pace for single-season record 5,603 yards. ... RB Mark Ingram had TD receiving last week, has 100-plus scrimmage yards in two of past four games. ... WR Brandin Cooks has TD catch in past two games. Cooks has 100-plus yards receiving in five of past six home games. ... Rookie WR Michael Thomas had career-high 10 receptions for 130 yards last week. Thomas leads NFL rookies with 36 catches, 437 yards receiving despite playing one fewer game than many peers because of bye in Week 5. Fantasy Tip: Seahawks' Michael faces Saints' defense that has allowed big plays, big gains to opponents' top RBs this season.
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