Congrats to the Seahawks - Upset Saints

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    Jan 09, 2011 12:48 AM GMT
    and now have a 8-9 record lol! First team in NFL history to win division with a losing record (7-9) they just beat the defending Super Bowl champion Saints.
  • ohioguy12

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    Jan 09, 2011 3:40 AM GMT
    I called it, the equation is simple

    home game+under the radar+short week+cross country trip for New Orleans+Saints without their leading rusher=Seahawks victory
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    Jan 09, 2011 3:46 AM GMT
    It really speaks to parity in the NFL and, I agree, that any team that has an enclosed or nearly enclosed stadium has almost an unsurmountable advantage.

    However, the Saints lost...and they lost was hardly a fluke.
  • turtleneckjoc...

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    Jan 09, 2011 4:01 AM GMT
    When I heard this, I thought it was a mistake. I like both teams, but felt the 'Hawks didn't have a chance.

    To all my Seattle friends: REJOICE
  • TrentGrad

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    Jan 09, 2011 8:44 AM GMT
    It shocked me...while Seattle is a different team at Qwest field, I simply did not envision them beating the Saints...and I especially did not envision them beating the Saints when the Saints scored on their first 3 possessions.

    The game was hardly a defensive battle...but in a battle where the Seahawks were technically matched up against a team superior on both sides of the ball, the Seahawks outplayed the Saints on both sides of the ball.

    Marshawn Lynch's run will go down as one of the great runs all time!

    Seattle deserved to win...but I do have to say, it's about as good as Seattle COULD play, and probably about as bad as New Orleans HAS played in the past two years.

    A lot of those Hasselbeck completions were wide open was like the Saints DBs forgot how to cover!
  • ChilaxinJOCK0...

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    Jan 09, 2011 8:46 AM GMT
    That 67 yard run by Marshawn Lynch was one of the best runs I have seen! That dude was throwing guys off of him. AWESOME GAME!!