These Ain’t Your Dad’s NFL Playoffs: Seahawks Win over Saints Changes Everything

January 9, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

We know from past NFL Playoff results that no matchup is always exactly how it seems. Supposedly tough matchups can turn into blow-outs, while expected lopsided battles can often be the most hard-fought and memorable games.
Going into the Seattle Seahawks and New Orleans Saints showdown, 99.9 percent of us were leaning towards a blow-out as the end result, with the Saints escaping as the victors. Really, even if you did "call" this game, you can't honestly expect anyone to believe you.
Yes, the Seahawks had the "12th man" with their loud and proud home crowd, but other than that, what else could have possibly led a sane mind (outside of Seattle) to believe the 11-5 Saints wouldn't steam roll these 7-9 Seahawks?
Regardless, the Seahawks twice came back from 10-point deficits to take a 34-20 lead, and finished an improbable and down-right unbelievable first round victory over the Saints, 41-36.
Drew Brees was amazing. His defense and running game, however, were n...

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