Who’s Laughing Now? Why No One Should Be Surprised the Seahawks Beat the Saints

January 9, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As the dust begins to settle over the NFL landscape, many people are still trying to convince themselves of what they witnessed in a cold soggy Seattle afternoon.   Matt Hasselbeck looked like John Elway, heaving the ball for four touchdowns.  The Seahawks defense made key stops in the red zone, forcing Drew Brees and the Saints to settle for field goals, not touchdowns. 
And of course you had Marshawn Lynch, a cast off from the Buffalo Bills, channeling his inner Jim Brown, while running through nearly every member of the Saints defense en route to a game clinching 67-yard touchdown run.
Yes, ladies and gentleman, those Seattle Seahawks, the 7-9 team that nearly everyone agreed would get blown out at home, beat the defending champions 41-36.  I will say again: Nearly everyone.
There were a few writers and sports fans, this one included, who looked at the two teams and believed Seattle could win this game.  While most people were debati...

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