Saints “Under the Radar” Players That Need to Soar vs. Seahawks

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Oct 2, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; New Orleans Saints inside linebacker Nate Stupar (54) and running back Tim Hightower (34) walk out of the tunnel before the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Much has been written already about Sunday’s upcoming “showdown” at the Superdome between the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks.

The return of Jimmy Graham, the “revenge” factor for New Orleans over 2 playoff losses at Seattle in the past 6 years, and most importantly the fact that this is the BIGGEST game for this young Saints team thus far in 2016 — especially if they intend to climb back into the NFC playoff picture.

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Now as always, we’ve provided you with our weekly coverage of the week’s game that includes our early Game Preview, our 5 “bold” predictions article, and our key match-ups to watch breakdown as we always do.

There are a lot of things to be excited about looking at this weekend’s game in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and the Saints certainly need step-up performances from many of their young players to have a chance to defeat one of the top-tier teams in the NFC.

Which is exactly why this evening with kickoff just less than 36 hours away; we want to take a closer look at a few “under the radar” players — the likes of whom New Orleans is going to need big performances from, if they are going to defeat a seasoned and talented Seattle team.

So with that in mind, let’s go ahead and get started.

And we begin with a player whose presence is being felt more and more with each passing week…