The Seattle Seahawks are keeping this game closer than many thought but after a 33-point second quarter explosion from both teams, the New Orleans Saints leads the Seahawks by two touchdowns at the half.
Saints quarterback Drew Brees has three first half touchdowns and has thrown for 205 yards. Running back Reggie Bush did not play in this one so he might return with Pierre Thomas on Thanksgiving Day.
A Saints wins would keep the pressure on the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC South division while a Seahawks win would give them tremendous confidence should these teams meet in the playoffs. That’s actually a legitimate possibility if the Saints win the wild card and the Seahawks win the NFC West.
The Seahawks, like the Falcons, play very well at home but struggle on the road. Former USC receiver, Mike Williams, who is in the midst of a career resurgence, has five catches for 99 yards in the first half.