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Saints Vs Seahawks NFC Divisional Playoff Game

01/11/2014

The Saints and the Seahawks meet today at Seattle in an NFC Divisional Playoff Game. This a a huge game as the winner will go to the NFC Championship. The Saints are trying to shock the world and continue a magical playoff run. Last week Seattle was off since they are the No. 1 seed in the NFC and the Saints won in Philadelphia on a Shayne Graham Field Goal as time expired for the first road playoff win in franchise history. The Saints are trying to overcome the moniker that they are an indoor team and cannot win outdoor games. Seattle is trying to win and host the NFC Championship next Sunday.

Top Three Keys To The Game

1. The Weather

The Saints were able to overcome the weather in The City of Brotherly Love, but can they do it again in Seattle. The Weather Forecast calls for a high of 48 and a low of 42. It is supposed to rain early and often during the game. It is also supposed to be windy. This will be the ultimate way for the Saints to proclaim that they are not just an Indoor Team

2. The Crowd:

The crowd in Seattle is known as the 12th Man. They recently broke the World Record. I think that the Saints have an advantage here because they played at Seattle earlier this year and know what to expect as far as the noise and weather go. The Saints also need to score against Seattle early and often in order to take the crowd out of the game early.

3. Third Down Efficiency:

This will be key for both teams to be able to sustain drives and keep their respective defenses off the field. The last time these two teams played, the Saints were 6/15 for 40%. They will have to be much better that that if they want to have a chance against Seattle’s offense.

Prediction:
I think that despite what all the National Media is saying, the Saints have a legitimate chance. The Saints always have a chance as long as Drew Brees and Sean Payton are working together. I think that this will be a close game and will come down to special teams. The Saints will win 38-35.

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