Monday Night Football is almost here. Justin brings you the definitive preview of the possible game of the week, as the Saints take on the Seahawks.Week 13’s Monday Night Football clash features two of the NFC’s best teams as the Saints travel to Seattle to take on the Seahawks. What a game this should be! New Orleans Saints @ Seattle Seahawks When and where: Tuesday 3rd December, CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington Coverage: LIVE ESPN 11.40am AEST The New Orleans Saints come into this one on the back of what some might call a surprisingly close fought win against the Atlanta Falcons. However it should be looked upon as an impressive victory as it showed the Saints can close out and win tight games. The Saints are certainly number one contenders in the NFC. The offense this season, as you’d expect, has been outstanding. Quarterback Drew Brees and tight end Jimmy Graham have certainly led the way, but they’ve had some very good performances from rookie wide receiver Kenny Stills, running back Darren Sproles and more recently running back Pierre Thomas. But this game will be their biggest test yet this season against arguably the best defense in the NFL in the Seahawks, in their back yard, where they just don’t lose. The defense has been the big surprise however, led by defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, who has come in and completely changed the defense around. Last season they were statistically the worst in NFL history, this year they are ranked fifth in yards-per-game. Full credit goes to Ryan but we’ve seen some real standout performances from the likes of defensive end Cameron Jordan. The Seattle Seahawks currently hold the best record in the NFL at 10-1 and come into this one after a bye week last week, so they should be well and truly prepared. They are a lot of people’s favourite to win the Super Bowl, however this game will also be a huge test for them and we could well see their perfect home record gone by the end of the game. The Seahawks offense has been its usual efficient self. Quarterback Russell Wilson is starting to attract some MVP consideration and running back Marshawn Lynch will easily surpass 1,000 yards on the ground, as he currently sits on 925 yards for the season. We’ve also seen the return of wide receiver Percy Harvin who missed the first ten weeks of this season with a hip injury. Unfortunately for Harvin and the Seahawks, it looks like he’ll miss this game as he is experiencing more trouble with the same hip and is listed as doubtful. Perhaps the most interesting matchup in this game features the Saints passing attack going up against the ‘’Legion of Boom’’ – also known as the Seahawks secondary. If anyone can slow down the Saints passing attack, it’s the likes of Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas. But the Seahawks linebacking corp will need to stop those check down passes that Pierre Thomas and Darren Sproles receive. If they can do that then it’ll force Drew Brees to look further down the field. Who to watch: Saints running back Pierre Thomas has been excellent in recent weeks and he’ll look to figure prominently in this game to give the Seahawks defence someone else to think about. For the Seahawks look for Marshawn Lynch to have a good game. Yes the Saints defence has been great all year but the run defence is ranked 15th in the league, so any offensive success for the Seahawks will need to rest somewhat on Lynch’s shoulders. Final word and prediction: How do you pick a winner in this matchup? Two of the best teams in the NFC going head-to-head in what could turn out to be an NFC Championship game preview? For this game however I have to go with the home team, the Seahawks, who are simply unbeatable at CenturyLink field. Seahawks win 24-20.