Second-quarter update:Quarterback Drew Brees led the New Orleans Saints on an 80-yard scoring drive that ended with a 2-yard touchdown catch by Jimmy Graham as they ended the quarter down 27-7 to the Seattle Seahawks.
Seattle marched 88 yards for their third touchdown of the night at the end of the period, scoring on a 4-yard Russell Wilson pass to Doug Baldwin. Earlier in the quarter Seattle scored on a 20-yard field goal by Steven Hauschka.
The Seahawks were excellent on third down, converting 6 of 8 in the half.
Key stats: Drew Brees, 13 of 16 for 74 yards and one TD; Jimmy Graham, two catches for 22 yards and one TD. Seahawks, Russell Wilson, 14 of 19 for 226 yards, two TDs; Marshawn Lynch, 11 carries for 40 yards.