Sunday 30th October 2016


Seahawks 20 Saints 25

The Seattle Seahawks fell short on Sunday with a 25-20 loss to the New Orleans Saints in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
After once trailing 14-3, New Orleans scored on its last six possessions to give the Seahawks their second loss of the season and move Seattle to 4-2-1 on the year.
Saints quarterback Drew Brees completed 27 of 35 passes and threw for 265 yards and one touchdown. Brees led the Saints on an 11-play, 51-yard drive to extend a 22-20 lead to a five-point cushion.

Russell Wilson and the Seahawks were given a chance to respond. With under 30 seconds left, Wilson found Doug Baldwin for a 27-yard catch-and-run to bring Seattle to the 18 yard line.
Two plays later, Wilson and the Seahawks faced a 4th-and-2 situation with two seconds remaining, but a pass to wide receiver Jermaine Kearse sailed a tad too far as Kearse hauled the ball in just out of bounds in the right corner of the end zone.
Wilson finished the game 22 of 34 and passed for 253 yards with no touchdowns and one interception.
Minus starters defensive end Michael Bennett and safety Kam Chancellor, Brees and the Saints had a fair deal of success on offense Sunday. Brees stayed clean in the pocket, only being sacked once. Additionally, Saints running back Tim Hightower piled on 102 yards on the ground on 26 carries.
The Seahawks hope to have Bennett, Chancellor and other key players back for their Week 9 matchup against the Bills on Monday Night Football.


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