Drew Brees is arguably playing better than he ever has. That's quite a long time, and now they have to travel to New Orleans and face an explosive offense led by Drew Brees? It's an unexpected development after Bennett played through the injury in last week's 6-6 tie with the Cardinals.
Brees said he and Graham haven't talked this week, but he said, "We're great friends in the offseason".
Seattle Seahawks at New Orleans Saints, Sunday, 1 p.m. Brees has averaged more than 400 yards passing per game inside the Dome.
Any thoughts on being on a career pace for throwing touchdown passes? "Honestly, I think if you dive at someone else's legs, you're a little [expletive]". "At the end of the day, that's how I'm going to measure myself". Nothing new for Seattle, which has led the league in scoring defense the last four consecutive seasons. The 6-6 tie against Arizona last Sunday night took a heavy toll on the Seahawks defenders. "It is going to be really tough".
Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Saints, and he may be out for a while past that. Graham was a fan favorite in the Superdome, where he often jumped into the crowd after his touchdowns. I mean, I don't know. "There is a lot of love there".
The Seahawks have struggled to protect quarterback Russell Wilson at times this season, and good defenses like the Cardinals can find a way to take advantage of that weakness. But playing behind an ineffectual offensive line, quarterback Russell Wilson hasn't been able to rely on the escapability that makes him so risky. But the Superdome is where Brees has been his best. But if the Unger is motivated personally by the prospect of making the Seahawks pay for uprooting him from a community he liked living in and playing for, he's not letting on about it. The field is fast and dry and there are no weather conditions to compromise his renowned accuracy. DE Cliff Avril had 2+ sacks, two passes defended last week.
The Seahawks released their injury report on Friday afternoon, and Bennett was among those listed as out. This season, he's rushed for a total of 33 yards in six games (5.5 ypg).
Even if he won't say it, Graham likely has a chip on his shoulder returning to New Orleans.
"We've been in the bottom of the league", Vaccaro said, referring to his unit's ranking of 31st the past two seasons and 29th this season. "I can tell you what we're thinking, but we have to get it done". The running game has been responsible for than a third of the team's total yards (701 rushing vs. 1,722 passing). In the past four games, he has 23 catches for 355 yards and a TD. Wilson has had some rough games this year, but this will not be one of them.
Wilson has a right-pectoral muscle injury to go with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee. That's Saints bad (New Orleans ranks 28).