The New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks are in two different situations heading into their Monday Night Football matchup. New Orleans is trying to keep pace with the red-hot Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While the Seattle Seahawks are trying to buy time until Russell Wilson returns from injury.Claim Your Registration Bonus!
How has life without Drew Brees been for the New Orleans Saints?
Jameis Winston entered the 2021-22 NFL season with an uphill climb trying to fill the shoes of future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees. Winston has completed 70 of his 116 passes for 892 yards and 12 touchdowns this season. The former number one overall pick has done this without star wideout Michael Thomas.
Although there’s no replacing Drew Brees and everything he did for the Saints, Winston has helped cope with the loss. New Orleans kicked off their season dominating the Green Bay Packers but have lost two of their last four games. Winston will have his first road test of the season against the Seahawks on Monday night.
The New Orleans Saints have utilized running back Alvin Kamara who has caught 15 passes for 113 yards and three touchdowns. Kamara has also rushed for 368 yards and a touchdown on 94 attempts this season. It’ll be interesting to see how the Saints’ offense performs after Michael Thomas returns from his injury.
Can the Seattle Seahawks weather the storm until Russell Wilson returns?
It’s rumored that Russell Wilson will make his return in Week 10 against the Green Bay Packers. As it sits right now, the Seahawks are 2-4 and in a rough place in the competitive NFC West. The Seahawks still have a shot at making the playoffs and potentially winning their division.
Pete Carroll has a tough task ahead of him over the next two games. Seattle will travel to New Orleans and Jacksonville before heading into their Bye Week. If the Seahawks lose both games to the Saints and Jaguars, Seattle will head into Lambeau Field at 2-6.
Seattle still has divisional games against the Cardinals, Rams, and 49ers. Their non-divisional games are against the Packers, Washington, Texans, Bears, and Lions. The Seahawks have a favorable non-divisional schedule and that gives them a great shot at turning around their season.
Expert Betting Tips
The New Orleans Saints come into their matchup with the Seahawks covering the spread in three out of their five games this season. Seattle comes in with a 3-3 record against the spread. With the Seahawks missing Russell Wilson, the New Orleans Saints have a great shot at covering the spread.