Monday in Hawkville

A recap of the day’s activities:

FOCUS ON

The defending Super Bowl champions. The Seahawks still were reveling today in their 36-18 victory over the Cardinals in Arizona on Sunday. To a point.

The point being that at the end of this week is a matchup against the Saints in New Orleans. It’s a tough team to play, in a tough venue to play in – the Superdome.

“That’s a really good team now,” coach Pete Carroll said. “These guys are loaded.”

The strength of the Saints starts with Drew Brees, who Carroll called “the best quarterback you can imagine.” Brees is completing a league-best 69.8 percent of his passes (261 of 374) and has thrown 18 touchdown passes – only the Chargers’ Philip Rivers and Giants’ Eli Manning have more (19). But Brees also has thrown 12 interceptions, second-highest in the league behind Manning (13).

The Saints have allowed 151 points, fourth fewest in the league behind the Packers (143), Bears (146) and Jets (150).

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