Saints Must Exploit Matchups Against Injury-Riddled Seahawks

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Jan 11, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Khiry Robinson (29) scores on a 2-point conversion attempt during the fourth quarter of the 2013 NFC divisional playoff football game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Saints are no strangers to injuries this season, but Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks — they face a team who has been just as snake-bitten as they are.

It goes without saying, that they must take advantage of the opportunity.

Injuries have become the unofficial 2016 season ‘storyline’ for the New Orleans Saints.

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From the offseason, when Hau’oli Kikaha blew out his knee and was lost for the year, to first round draft pick Sheldon Rankins breaking his fibula before the regular season even fired up, the Saints have been decimated, especially on the defensive side of the ball.

These injuries have been discussed at length, but it looks like the Saints are getting very close to becoming healthy again with some key contributors due back soon.

However, this is the NFL, and injuries are an unfortunate reality of the violent game so many of us love. Every team has to deal with their share, and the Seahawks have also been banged up, at critical positions.

This Sunday, the Saints need to become ruthless assassins, and strategically attack and exploit these weak spots against one of the best all around teams in the NFL.

We’ve taken the opportunity to break down a couple of them for you — starting with this one……