OFFENSE (60 snaps)
Fullback – Jed Collins 21
Center – Brian de la Puente 60
Thoughts: Graham’s health clearly isn’t limiting his snap count. He played almost every snap during a grueling Monday night game. … Strief left the game early with a left-ankle injury, and his status is uncertain for Sunday night’s game against the Carolina Panthers. Although Strief has been very good this year, Harris has a decent amount of experience now in two years with the Saints. He isn’t a bad fallback option if needed. … For just the second time this season, Brees didn’t play every snap. Last time, he called it an early night when the Saints blew out the Dallas Cowboys. This was obviously a different scenario.
DEFENSE (71 snaps)
Thoughts: The Saints used some of those five-linebacker formations they used against the San Francisco 49ers, and they were successful in stopping running back Marshawn Lynch. But the Seahawks made them pay for crowding the line of scrimmage, using play-action fakes and blitz-busting throws. … I didn’t realize Lewis had missed eight snaps during the game. Not sure if he’s dealing with an injury. We’ll get our firs practice report on Wednesday, but a lot of guys might be limited in this short week.