The officiating also was a sore point for the Seahawks. Twice this season, Brees has passed for more than 400 yards at home.
That added up to an especially frustrating loss for the Seahawks here Sunday, 25-20 to the Saints. Wilson directed the offense to the New Orleans 10-yard line but had to spend two downs spiking the football to stop the clock.
The Seahawks fall to 4-2-1 and have to be anxious to get back home after two hard road games.
Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas may be the first player this season to be penalized for a hug. Wilson threw a quick backward screen to his left to receiver Tanner McEvoy, who then threw deep back across the field for a 43-yard completion to running back C.J. Prosise to the Saints 2. This definitely bodes well for his hopes of dominating the Saints in what has to be considered a revenge game for the three-time Pro Bowler. That forced the Seahawks to use their final timeout.
Hightower has a point, of course, when considering the Saints are arguably known as a finesse team, not a ground-and-pound offense. Snead has been consistent at making big plays, and has a great set of hands. Brees also scored on a 1-yard touchdown run.
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Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril had just one tackle in the game, but it was a strip-sack of Brees in the first quarter.
Linebacker Nate Stupar made an excellent first half interception and linebacker Dannell Ellerbe played for the first time this season. Luckily for them though, the Cards couldn't do anything either and missed their own easy field goal in overtime in what was one of the weirdest Sunday Night Football games we have ever seen.
Unger, who was popular both in the Seahawks' locker room and with Seattle fans, concedes that he was caught off guard by the 2015 trade that sent him to New Orleans, along with a first-round draft choice, in exchange for star tight end Jimmy Graham.
Much of the talk after the game, though, will be about the third team on the field - the officials.