New Orleans Saints @ Seattle Seahawks
Odds: New Orleans -4, over/under 41.5
Weather: 53 degrees, 77% chance of precipitation, 16 MPH winds
The 3-2 New Orleans Saints head to the Pacific Northwest to take on the 2-4 Seattle Seahawks. New Orleans had the bye last week, while Seattle lost 23-20 to the Pittsburgh Steelers in overtime.
Jameis Winston leads the New Orleans offense averaging 195.6 yards passing per game with 12 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. Deonte Harris leads the team in receiving with 236 yards on 12 receptions and two touchdowns, but he’ll miss the game with a hamstring injury. Marquez Callaway has hauled in 13 receptions for 222 yards and three touchdowns. Tre’Quan Smith returned to practice this week.
Backup quarterback Taysom Hill will miss the game with a concussion.
Alvin Kamara is the focal point of the offense. He’s rushed for 368 on 94 carries with one touchdown. He has added 15 receptions for 113 yards and three touchdowns through the air.
With Russell Wilson sidelined with a finger injury, Geno Smith will make his second start for Seattle. He’s averaging 181 yards passing with two touchdowns and one interception in two games. DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett lead the team in receiving with 441 and 425 yards. Metcalf has scored five touchdowns, while Lockett has three.
Running back Chris Carson is on injured reserve with a neck injury so Alex Collins is the lead back. He’s rushed for 225 yards and two touchdowns in five games. Collins has 5 receptions for 56 yards. Collins is questionable with a groin injury, but is expected to play. Travis Homer and Dee Jay Dallas don’t contribute much on the ground, but they do make some noise through the air. Homer has 7 receptions for 102 yards, while Dallas has 8 receptions for 70 yards. Rashaad Penny returns from injured reserve this week and could be a factor if Collins can’t go.
New Orleans: WR Deonte Harris (hamstring), QB Taysom Hill (concussion), RB Dwayne Washington (), DE Payton Turner (calf)
New Orleans: None
Seattle: RB Alex Collins (groin), OL Damien Lewis (shoulder), DE Darrell Taylor (shoulder), DB John Reid (knee)