NFL Playoffs: Who Dat Seahawks? Seattle Dethrones New Orleans Saints

January 9, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The first game of the NFL playoffs was a classic David vs. Goliath.
The 7-9 Seattle Seahawks were playing host to the reigning champion New Orleans Saints.
The spread on the game favored the Saints to win by 10 or 10.5 points. That was no shocker, though 10 points is a large margin.
One fact was that New Orleans was the clearly the better team, as it was their game to lose—and suffer defeat they did.
From beginning to end, the Saints missed opportunities to score points and were inefficient in tackling assignments.
Even when the Saints scored easily to start the game, the Seahawks fought right back.
Seattle never stopped putting up points the whole game, so when the Saints finally got it together it was too late to catch up to the Seahawks' 34 points.
So, is this upset based on the underdog having more heart? Or do you consider the inconsistency displayed this NFL season becoming the norm?<...

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