Seattle Seahawks vs New Orleans Saints: Monday Night Football Open Game Thread and Injury Report

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Saints (9-2) Seattle Seahawks (10-1)

Date: December 2nd, 2013

Kickoff Time: 7:30pm PT

TV Channel: ESPN

Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle

Stream: NFL Rewind (This is a subscription service where the full game is available after its completion, without commercials)

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Welcome to our game preview and open game thread. Join other Seahawks and talk about the game as it’s happening in the comments section. As always, opposing fans are more than welcome to join in. 

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Arguably the most important game of the season thus far for the Seahawks as they face the Saints on Monday Night Football. The winner will hold the lead for the #1 seed and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs after tonight’s matchup.

Seahawks fans will look to Marshawn Lynch to unleash Beast Mode once again on the New Orleans Saints at the CLink. Russell Wilson goes against his boyhood idol, Drew Brees, who’ll be glad that two of Seattle’s starting cornerbacks, Brandon Browner and Walter Thurmond are out due to injury/suspension.

Percy Harvin appears to be sidelined once again with his hip injury even after two weeks to recover for the MNF matchup. The Seahawks have made it to 10-1 without the injured playmaker so his absence won’t be a reason for lowered expectations tonight.

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Staff Picks

WINNER | FINAL SCORE | MVP

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27-25 30-17  34-31  
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Injuries:

Seahawks

NAME POSITION INJURY THU. FRI. SAT. GAME STATUS
Browner, Brandon CB Groin DNP DNP DNP Out
Harvin, Percy WR Hip DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Kearse, Jermaine WR Concussion FP FP FP Probable
Lynch, Marshawn RB Knee LP FP FP Probable

Saints

NAME POSITION INJURY THU. FRI. SAT. GAME STATUS
Carr, Chris CB Hip/Hamstring LP LP FP Probable
Dawson, Keyunta OLB Calf - - DNP Questionable
Evans, Jahri G Ankle FP FP FP Probable
Foster, Glenn DE Knee DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Sproles, Darren RB Ankle FP FP FP Probable

 INACTIVES:

Seahawks Inactives: Percy Harvin, Christine Michael, Brandon Browner, Michael Bowie, Caylin Hauptmann, Benson Mayowa, and Jordan Hill.

Saints Inactives: Ryan Griffin, Khiry Robinson, Trevin Wade, Keyunta Dawson, Terron Armstead, Nick Toon, and Glenn Foster.

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  • Todd Pheifer

    A touchdown for the ‘Hawks would have been better on their opening drive, but forcing a three-and-out for the Saints was a positive sign.

  • Todd Pheifer

    17-0 in the first quarter? Who saw this coming?

  • Todd Pheifer

    Alright, defense. I know you are excited but you don’t have to vigorously celebrate every tackle. Save your energy. Just get the stop.

  • Todd Pheifer

    Not a smart personal foul, Mr. Sherman.

  • Todd Pheifer

    Credit the Saints for taking advantage of Seattle mistakes to put it in the end zone.

  • Todd Pheifer

    27-7 at the break. Nearly perfect half. Good times.

  • Todd Pheifer

    34-7 with seven minutes to go. Is there a rule where the losing team can just forfeit and head for the airport?

  • Todd Pheifer

    It’s a final. Playoff spot clinched. Decibel record broken. Complete and dominant game. 11-1 record.