Seattle Seahawks (4-1-1) at New Orleans Saints (2-4)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Mercedes-Benz Superdome)
The Line: New Orleans Saints +3 -- Over/Under: 47.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The struggling Seattle Seahawks will look to get rolling on the road against the New Orleans Saints in one of the more interesting matchups this weekend.
The Seahawks couldn’t get anything going on the offensive side of the ball last weekend against the Arizona Cardinals and even missed a chip shot field goal in overtime to get a huge division victory. Luckily for them though, the Cards couldn’t do anything either and missed their own easy field goal in overtime in what was one of the weirdest Sunday Night Football games we have ever seen. The Seahawks though will look for a chance to break out here against a hapless New Orleans defense that hasn’t been able to slow anyone down this season and even if Russell Wilson is hobbled by that ankle injury this weekend he should be able to do more than enough to keep his team in it. Christine Michael is slated for a big game as he will handle the ball carrying duties against a very thin New Orleans run defense and if he can live up to expectations the Seahawks should be able to keep up with the Saints offense.
The Saints meanwhile haven’t been able to generate victories at an alarming rate this season but they have looked very strong on the offensive side of the ball and will need to do so again this weekend against the Legion of Boom. The Saints will look for Mark Ingram to get rolling as he has had a quiet season in terms of his preseason expectations but luckily for he and the rest of the Saints offense they have Drew Brees throwing the ball who continues to be one of the league’s best. New Orleans know they have their work cut out for them here against a Seahawks defense that will look to keep their team in the game as Richard Sherman will likely slot in against Brandin Cooks but will it be enough for the Seahawks and their struggling offense to keep this one close?
The Seahawks are 3-12-1 in their last 16 ATS in week eight action and 4-0 in their last four ATS following a game in which they allowed 250 yards passing while the Saints are 5-0 ATS in their last five games in October and 4-1 ATS in their last five overall. Seattle will surely get their offense going in this one but I don’t think it’ll be enough to keep pace with New Orleans and while Jimmy Graham makes his return and will be out for vengeance I think New Orleans gets the last laugh in a game they win outright.