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Game facts: Seahawks at Saints

Big-time matchup: The Saints have the NFL's No. 1 total offense and the Seahawks have the NFL's No. 1 total defense. 

Wilson's improvisation: Per Next Gen Stats, Russell Wilson is doing much worse in 2016 when taking 2.5 seconds or more to throw a pass. In 2015, Wilson had a 106.5 passer rating in such cases, but he has just an 83.5 rating this year.

Stuck in the pocket: As he's battled injuries this year, Wilson has remained in the pocket more. Only 11.2 percent of his passes have been thrown outside the pocket this year, while 19.1 percent of his passes were thrown outside the pocket last year. 

Defensive standouts: CB Richard Sherman has allowed a passer rating of 66.6 this season, while DE Michael Bennett has 12 QB hits (T-4th in NFL) and seven TFLs (T-7th). 

Historically good defense: Seattle faced 90 offensive plays vs. the Cardinals last week, the second-most plays faced without allowing a TD since the 1970 merger.  

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