SAINTS Vs SEAHAWKS
Seahawks 24, Saints 20: Do I think the Saints have more of a shot to topple Seattle this time around? No doubt. But like my pick last week, when I took the Saints over the Eagles, I'm going with who I think is the better team. That's the Seahawks.
Katherine Terrell, Saints beat writer
Saints 28, Seahawks 27: Call me crazy on this one. The logical choice is the Seahawks after their 34-7 dismantling of the Saints earlier this season. And as Jahri Evans put it "this is not the Eagles we're playing this week." But I'm feeling a little more confident about the Saints' chances after watching them get over their road woes last week. I think if the Saints can keep running the ball effectively and contain Russell Wilson, they can come out with a victory.
Terrance Harris, Staff writer
Seahawks 35, Saints 24: The Saints will invariably play the Seahawks closer than in their last meeting, but it won't be good enough to change their fortunes. With the run game leading to play-action passes, Jimmy Graham, Marques Colston and Darren Sproles will be able to get open downfield. But the Saints' injury-riddled secondary will not be able to hold up against Golden Tate, Doug Baldwin and Percy Harvin. Quarterback Russell Wilson will use his legs to buy time and find open receivers with ease.
Marcus Carmouche, Sports manager
Seahawks 27, Saints 16: The Saints are a prideful bunch, so don't expect a performance similar to their regular-season trip to the Pacific Northwest. But all the elements - crowd noise, inclement weather, long road trip, rested Seahawks - are conspiring against them. Yes, the game will be closer. The end result, however, will be the same.
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