The Seahawks are trying to slow down the Saints during the first half in New Orleans without two defensive starters. So far, it isn’t going well. The Saints led 21-6.
Starting CB Marcus Trufant left the game with a head injury and is questionable to return. He has been replaced by Walter Thurmond.
Another starter, DE Kentwan Balmer, left the game during the first quarter due to a cut on his face. He left the field with trainers under his own power, holding a towel to the left side of his head. Raheem Brock has replaced Balmer, who is expected to return.