Seattle Seahawks vs. New Orleans Saints: ‘Hawks Win over Saints Hardly an Upset

January 9, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Upon the conclusion of the Seattle Seahawks victory over the New Orleans Saints in Saturday’s Wild Card Playoff Game, the victory was immediately sensationalized by the NBC television crew as an historic upset. Why this is the case I have no idea. This is, of course, if you look at the game for what it actually was.
Granted, the Seahawks arrived in the playoffs having won the worst division in football. How often do you see a division with nobody with as much as a .500 record?
The angle taken by NBC was that this “weak” division champion had just upset the defending world champions. Please.
The Seahawks fell behind by 10 early in this game yet exposed the Saints' soft defense immediately thereafter en route to a 41-36 win at Qwest Field.
First of all, if a team favored to win any game gives up a 40-burger, no matter what the circumstances, it was no upset. That merely shows that the betting line was way, way off.  
The Seahawks were suppo...

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