As we start off week 1 of the NFL playoffs the (7-9) Seahawk’s travel to New Orleans to play the (11-5) Saints in the wild card round of the playoffs. Wait a minute I mean the (11-5) New Orleans Saints travel to (7-9) Seattle for the first round of the NFC Wild Card Playoffs. That’s right the (11-5) DEFENDING Super Bowl Champions will begin their defense of their title on the road in Seattle. 7-9 SEATTLE!
Now with that said lets move on………. Still having issues on moving on from a 7 win 9 loss team HOSTING an 11 win team in a playoff game. Let’s blame it on EL NINA, sandwich it in with every one’s record is 0-0 in the second season and we will just agree its OK!
Now WHO DAT fans, lets look at some facts.
Week 11 your New Orleans Saints defeated the NFC WEST Division champions at home 34-19. Drew Brees threw for 382 yards 4 TD’s with 2 Int’s. Colston had 8 receptions for 113yds and 2 TD’s. And Ivory had 99yds on the ground in 23 carries 1 of which ended with him in the end zone.
The Seahawk’s finished 27th in the league against the pass and 21st against the rush! Now for the stellar Seahawk’s offense. Averaging 208.8 yds through the air and a clock controlling ground game of 89.0 yd’s per game, by the way WHO DAT fans that’s good enough to finish 19th in the league through the air and a concerning 31st in the league rushing the ball.
With the stats and facts out in the open there are some concerns. The weather! It’s looking to be wet and chilly. Mid 40s for the kickoff with a 40% chance of rain! That coupled with the Seahawk’s playing the best game a 7-9 team can play is cause for a concern! (Enter Sarcasm here) Let’s face it, if Drew Brees can establish the air game and then get a standard running game from Bush the Saints offense will produce, and with the Saints defense bringing pressure all game, the Seahwak’s will have to put together and all time effort to topple the defending champs!
Forget the talk about who is questionable and who is probable, it’s the second season remember. They aren’t out until they say they are out. And the only ones out as of now are running backs Ivory and Thomas. So luckily for the Seahawk’s they just need to stop Brees.
Remember WHO DAT fans the Seahawk’s are 27th in the league vs the pass.
About the Author
Written by Kevin OHanlon
I have been coaching football for over 14 years from the youth level up to the professional arena level. I am a fan of sports, not so much any one team but sports as a whole. I appreciate all comments, please remember my blogg is just an opinion and I do appreciate hearing yours.