Tonight, on Monday Night Football the New Orleans Saints travel to Seattle to play the Seahawks. Both teams are having successful seasons, the Saints are 9-2 and the Seahawks are 10-1. The leaders on both teams are the quarterbacks, Drew Brees and Russell Wilson. Saints quarterback, Drew Brees is a veteran in 12th year in the NFL and broke the record for most passing yards in a season. Seahawks quarterback, Russell Wilson is only in his second year and is already the leader of the team and a fan favorite. Both of these leaders are short for the position, but have a great arms to throw the football down field.
They’re playing in Seattle tonight, which is one of the hardest places to play in the NFL as an away team. During the past two season the Seahawks haven’t lost on game at home, which goes to show how big the advantage is. The stadium even broke the Guinness World Record for the loudest sports stadium. The fans being that loud affects the play of the away team greatly and causes them to play much more sloppy.
As far as defenses go, the Seahawks have a much stronger defense both statistically and on screen. One of their best players is a corner back on the defense, Richard Sherman and is only in his 3rd year. The Saints defense isn’t the best, but is much improved from last year with new defensive coordinator, Rob Ryan. Also, the head coach is back from his year long suspension last season which has helped improve the team as a whole.