Monday Night Football Week 13: Battle of Coach of the Year Candidates

By Alejandro Aviles
Sean Payton
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The New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks will square off on Monday Night Football in Week 13 at Seattle. This game features the top two teams in the NFC with combined records of 19-3 and it will also be the biggest game of the season for both teams. Whichever team wins this game will be in first place in the NFC and will have a good chance at earning the No. 1 seed for the postseason. These two teams are not only spearheaded by great players, but also great coaches.

Saints coach Sean Payton and Seahawks coach Pete Carroll have been instrumental in the success of their respective teams and both are considered favorites to win the Coach of the Year award.

Carroll has turned the Seahawks into one of the most dominant teams in the NFL and they are considered favorites to represent the NFC at the Super Bowl. Seattle’s defense is one of the stingiest in the league and their offense is not too shabby with the combination of quarterback Russell Wilson and running back Marshawn Lynch.

Payton has led the turn-around in New Orleans this season as they have already won more games this season, currently 9-2, than they had last season (7-9). Payton is arguably the best play-caller in the NFL and the Saints boast one of the best offenses in the game. After missing all of last season due to his part in the alleged bounty-gate scandal, Payton and the Saints look better than ever this year, and should be considered favorites to go to the Super Bowl as well.

This Monday night matchup will feature two great teams with two great coaches as they battle for NFC supremacy; it does not get much better than that. This game will determine a lot of things with one of them potentially being which coach will win Coach of the Year.

Alejandro Aviles is the Featured Writer for the New Orleans Saints at Rant Sports @aaviles312.

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