It’s going to be a wet and windy day in Seattle on Saturday afternoon, unpleasant news for the passing attacks of both the Seattle Seahawks and New Orleans Saints.
The wet weather will likely lead to more rushing opportunities for each team, but that doesn’t bode well for the Saints who could be without running back Pierre Thomas.
While Mark Ingram and Darren Sproles will be available, Thomas proved himself to be an intricate part of the Saints offense this season and missing such a vital key in what is likely to be a run-heavy game isn’t ideal.
ESPN’s Mike Triplett says ‘it’s hard to predict’ if Thomas will be available:
It’s hard to predict whether Thomas and Hicks will play Saturday against the Seattle Seahawks. Thomas returned to practice Thursday on a limited basis for the first time since he suffered an unspecified chest injury in Week 17. Conventional wisdom would suggest the Saints won’t rush him back since they have so much depth at the running back position
He’s likely test things out before Saturday’s matchup and will be ready for the NFC Championship if the Saints were to advance.