Seattle Seahawks Take the First Step to Promotion From the NFL’s Kiddie Table

January 9, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

If you looked at the New Orleans Saints’ offensive stats, you’d think they rolled through the first round of the playoffs. You’d feel sorry for the other team.
They put up 36 points. They gained 474 total yards. They got 32 first downs. They ran 82 plays and Drew Brees threw the ball 60 times.
In your mind, a Super Bowl repeat would be very much alive.
Not quite.
Brees set an NFL postseason record with 39 completions. His 404 yards gave him the 15th 400-yard passing game in postseason history.
Julius Jones, facing his former team, carried the ball 15 times for 59 yards with two touchdowns and had six receptions for 61 yards, giving him a team-high 120 yards from scrimmage.
His five-yard touchdown run was the first touchdown by an NFL player against a team that had cut him in the same season.
But the 28th-ranked Seattle Seahawks offense—you know, that 7-9 stepchild that crept into the playoffs practically unnoticed—out-gun...

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