The Seattle Seahawks are coming into the NFC playoffs as the number one seed in the conference and with the team getting home field advantage, they are set up for a Super Bowl run and it starts officially on Saturday afternoon in the NFL divisional playoffs against the New Orleans Saints and that game will be at 4:35 pm on FOX and comes live from CenturyLink Field in Washington.
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The Saints return to the stadium for the second time this season and for a third time since playing against the Seahawks in the playoffs three years ago and that of course was the game where Marshawn Lynch went beast mode. The game matches up two of the best teams in the NFC and while the Saints are the sixth seed in the playoffs, they are a division winning caliber team and they will face a 13-3 Seahawks squad at 11-5 and the two quarterbacks in Russell Wilson and Drew Brees will be looking to take advantage of the secondary's on both sides.
Brees will have a tough day with the legion of boom and Richard Sherman and the teams come in ranked number one and two in passing yards allowed per game and that could put an emphasis on the running backs. The Seahawks have a distinct advantage in that regard with Marshawn Lynch and the team is ranked fourth in rushing yards per game with over 130 yards per game and he will be a primary offensive option for Wilson on Saturday. The team is coming in after winning against the Rams in the finale of the regular season and now they will make their playoffs debut in 2014 against the Saints.
The Saints come into the game ranked second in passing yards per game this season and Brees has plenty of weapons to go after in Jimmy Graham and Kenny Stills and that could be trouble for a very good Seahawks secondary. The matchup has two very smart head coaches in Pete Carroll and Sean Payton and it will be interesting to see how the two teams plan for the game.