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Seahawks vs. Saints predictions: National media siding with New Orleans to win in Seattle again

NFL: SEP 22 Saints at Seahawks

We are in a weird timeline with Seattle Seahawks football.

This is the very first time in the 20 seasons of Lumen Field’s existence that the Seattle Seahawks are 0-2 at home. They haven’t lost three straight at home in a season since the 2008 season, which was the end of the Mike Holmgren era.

Now sitting at 2-4 and without Russell Wilson and Chris Carson until at least November, the Seahawks are home underdogs on Monday Night Football against the New Orleans Saints (3-2), and it’s hard to argue that they shouldn’t be underdogs.

According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Saints currently are 4-point favorites, which when you consider the home team traditionally gets 3 points by default, this says a lot.

National media is unswayed by Seattle’s spirited efforts against the Pittsburgh Steelers and probably not convinced Seattle’s home field advantage is what it used to be.

Seven out of ESPN.com’s panel of ten experts are going with the Saints to repeat what they did in 2019 and get out of Seattle with a W. Go over to The Athletic and everyone except Jay Morrison has the Saints. Even Seahawks beat writer Michael-Shawn Dugar has the Saints coming away with the W.

Our friend Pete Prisco at CBS Sports likes the Saints to beat the Seahawks by a rather comfortable scoreline of 31-20. If that’s the final score it will tie the largest primetime game home loss in Lumen Field history, which happened to be against the Saints in 2007 (28-17).

And just to upset you before realizing it’s possible it actually happens, NFL Network’s David Carr has the bold prediction that the Seahawks will allow 5 touchdown passes to Jameis Winston.

The Field Gulls staff predictions are below:

Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.