(NEW ORLEANS) — The New Orleans Saints (9-2) will have a tough task at hand when they take on the Seattle Seahawks (10-1) on Monday night.
Saints quarterback Drew Brees spent this week answering questions about the fierce Seahawks defense and quarterback Russell Wilson.
“They get great pressure on the quarterback, especially at home,” Brees said on Thursday. “They thrive in that element, playing with a lead where they can kind of tee off on you a little bit.”
The Seattle defense is allowing just 16.3 points a game.
“They’re very good at playing bump and run outside,” Saints head coach Sean Payton said of the Seahawks secondary. “It’s complimentary to what they’re also good at and that is rushing the passer.”
Brees is second in the NFL in passing yards (3,647) and touchdowns (28) and Wilson studied his game during college.
“I know everyone compares our heights and everything, but the thing that I admire about him is his leadership, attention to detail, his competitive nature,” Wilson said. “He is very clutch. He is very poised in big situations.”
Seattle is 5-0 this season at home. The Saints are 3-2 on the road.
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Jill Martin, CNN