Shaun Alexander scored on a one yard run to make it 7 to 3 Seattle.
Hasselbeck hit Alexander on a ten-yard screen and Seattle had its third touchdown of the quarter.
Halftime Seattle 24 New Orleans 3
The Seahawks converted the turn over into points when Josh Brown made good on a 37 yard field Seattle 24 New Orleans 3.
New Orleans made it 24 to 10 when Aaron Brooks found Joe Horn open in the end zone for a two-yard completion.
The Seahawks offense ran eight plays then punted and set the stage for the defense to make another opportunistic play.
The play was a hit on Saints Quarterback Aaron Brooks by Chike Okeafor that resulted in a fumble recovery by Chad Brown.
The Seahawks converted the turn over into a 25 field goal by Josh Brown with just over two minutes to go in the game.
" The defense was phenomenal, Quarterback Matt Hasselback said of the defenses forced turnovers." They really gave us opportunities, and we were able to get up early on the Saints, we are a young team and a young offense that is continuing to grow."
Seattle 27 New Orleans 10
The Saints ran out the clock and the Seahawks had their first win of the 2003 season," I feel good, about the way the guys played, and how they approached their first ball game." Head Coach Mike Holmgren said of his teams win." I think you saw that we have a chance to be improved on defense, we created some turnovers, we did not score enough points off the turnovers, but for our first game I was ple