NFL Monday Night Football game features New Orleans Saints vs. Seattle Seahawks at the CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington. The (9-2) Saints will play the (10-1) Seahawks beginning at 5:40 p.m. or 8:40 p.m. ET on December 2, 2013. Information on how to watch the game on live stream on ESPN and free live stream can be found below.
New Orleans Saints is currently placed 1st in NFC South, and they have one of the league's top offense, placing 3rd in points and yards per game, and 2nd in pass yards per game on average. Although their rush yards are ranked 23rd, their offense is undisputedly strong.
On the defensive end, Saints are also placed among the top five in points allowed (17.8), yards allowed (309.9 yards), and pass yards allowed (198). Again, when it comes to running and blocking opponent's rushes, the Saints fall a bit behind at 15th place (111.9 rush yards) in the league.
Saints are weak when it comes to defending against running games, which could be the determining factor for the game winner tonight.
The 1st NFC West Seattle Seahawks stands at No. 2 overall offense in the league with 147.9 rush yards per game on average, trailing behind No. 1 Washington Redskins. Thus, whether Saints will be able to contain the power-running Seahawks will be one of the main factors in who will emerge as the winner of tonight's Monday night game.
Looking at just the offensive stats, the No. 3 overall offensive team Saints appears to be able to dominate the game as quarterback Drew Brees has led his team with 28 touchdowns and 2,647 yards and a 68.3 percent completion rate until now. However, the Seattle Seahawks is ranked No. 2 in overall defense in the league.
Against Bress, the veteran quarterback who is averaging 68.3 completion rate and a season-high 82.9 percent (34-of-41) against the Dallas Cowboys in week 10, the Seahawks, ranked first in pass yards yielded per game, will not let him have it easy in the pocket, and work to contain the top passing team in NFL with season-low passing stats and completion rates.
On the offensive end, the Seahawks' quarterback Russell Wilson, who has 19 passing touchdowns at 2,362 yards and carried 409 yards with one touchdown, will most likely work side by side with running back Marshawn Lynch, who has carried 925 yards with 9 touchdowns.
Against the league's strongest running team, the Saints defense is expected to keep their opponent's rush yards to the lowest by closing any opening in the center and keep their eye on Lynch. However, as New Orleans focus on Lynch, Seahawks' Wilson knows that he can also make passing plays to make their way down to the end zone.
Can the Saints handle the Hawks? Find out tonight by watching the Week 13 Monday Night Football.
Seattle Seahawks fans can find the list of radio stations with their team's broadcasters here. Online radio stations can be found here. And Spanish online radio broadcast can be listened to at ESPN Deportes Seattle, the only 24-hour national Spanish-language sports radio network.
ESPN is televising the sporting event on television and through online live streaming at ESPN.com (select providers).
Free online live stream can be accessed here (don't download anything, click on full screen).