Will the Seahawks and the 12th man beat the New Orleans Saints?
“It’s loud, it’s crazy, they’ve got a good thing going there,” Saints QB Drew Brees told reporters after Saturday night’s game with the Eagles. When asked about the next challenge. “Obviously, they’ve only lost one game there in the last two years. But having been there less than a month ago, I think that serves us well, what to expect, how to prepare for it. But we’re going to need our best game, that’s for sure.”
The Saint’s held the Eagles to a total of 80 rushing yards! The Seahawks offense will need to adjust to the Saint’s defense and that’s where their focus has been since finding out they would be facing them next at Century Link.
The Seattle Seahawks are 2 home game wins away from the Super Bowl, starting with the Saints. The 12th man crowd will be out in full force and you can expect the decibel level to be close if not over the world record the 12th man set in noise decibels the last time these teams met.
The Seahawks have had 11 interceptions in the last 3 games against opponents. There is a reason the road to the championship game goes through Seattle who is the Number One seed and has played some great football this year. The Saints have had 39 takeaways this season and the Seahawks have the #1 Secondary in Football.
Now that the Hawks have had a chance to focus on this weekends game I hope they have figured out how to run the football against the Saints. Rob Ryan, my brother in laws favorite defensive coordinator in the league, has been really good this year in adjusting to each and every team the Saints have met. In their last meeting the Hawks had a total of 85 yards rushing. The Hawks on the other hand held the Saints to 188 in total yards. Be assured they will more than likely have a lot more yards this time around. Click here for highlights to their last meeting.
As the Saints are preparing for the game the Hawks are as well and hopefully we will see the beast come out roaring!
It appears as if Percy Harvin may be playing. Coach Pete Carroll said he did fine in practice, and has participated in practice except in the 2 min drill. He takes it one day at a time but they expect progress each day.
The Legion of boom with Earl Thomas, Richard Sherman, Kam Chancelor and Byron Maxwell will continue to show what they are all about.
Drew Brees is Russell Wilson’s idol and he is happy to be playing against him. Both quarterbacks were said to have been too short to play in the NFL before they were drafted and as we can see both have proven the critics wrong.
The Saints Jimmy Graham is an ex basketball player and huge tight end for the team. The Hawks are going to have to keep a keen eye on him throughout the game. In their last meeting the Hawks held him to just three catches for 42 yards and a touchdown. KJ Wright was a big part of shutting down the Saints offense the last time they met. Unfortunately he is out and will not be playing this game. Malcolm Smith has taken over his spot and has done a great job filling in his shoes since he was injured.
The Seattle defense is what is needed in creating hardship on the Saints timing.
This plan should hold them like they did the last time they met. The Hawks have a big challenge ahead of them and part of them winning will require scoring more points than they have managed in the last three games. Going into this game we know two things:
1.The Saints can win on the road
This game should be a great game with the 12th man and both offensively and defensively.
Both teams have met several times in the last decade on the post-season and every time it has been a knock out fight for the win.
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