SEATTLE, WA (WAFB) - The New Orleans Saints travel to Seattle for Monday Night Football to face the Seahawks in a game featuring the top two NFC teams.
The game could have huge implications with the playoffs only a few weeks away.
The Saints (9-2) have still never won a road playoff game and a loss to the Seahawks (10-1) could likely mean Seattle has home field throughout the playoffs.
The Seahawks have won a franchise 13 straight games at home.
The New Orleans defense is leading the league in sacks. Defensive end Cameron Jordan is tied for eighth in the league with 9.5 sacks.
With lots of talk about quarterback play surrounding this game, it is interesting to note the teams are No. 1 and No. 2 in the NFL in passing defense.
Seattle is giving up an average of 180 yards through the air, while the Saints are allowing opposing quarterbacks an average of 198 yards.
However, Drew Brees is third in the league in passing, averaging 332 yards per game. He has 28 touchdowns and eight interceptions.
Seattle relies heavily on its run game, which ranks fourth in the league. Seattle racks up an average of 148 yards per game on the ground.
The Saints defense is tenth in the NFL against the run, giving up an average of 112 yards per game.
Kickoff is scheduled for 7:40 p.m.