Win at Seattle makes New Orleans Saints Super Bowl Favorite

By Alejandro Aviles
Saints Huddle
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The New Orleans Saints have been having a better season than anyone expected, except for maybe themselves. The Saints are 9-2 and one of the top teams in the NFL. The Saints are once again dominating their division, with the exception of the Carolina Panthers who are 7-3, but the two teams have yet to meet this season. With the Saints playing as well as they have been, there is obviously bound to be some Super Bowl-talk. The Saints do like a team capable of representing the NFC in the big game, but there is another team that might have something to say about that.

The Saints travel to Seattle in Week 13 to square off against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football. The Seahawks are the top team in the NFC with a 10-1 record and many believe they should be the favorites to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. This Monday night showdown might arguably the biggest Monday night game of the season as the Saints and Seahawks battle for conference supremacy.

Which ever team wins this next game could go on to take the first seed in the playoffs. A No. 1 seed for each team would be huge since both the Saints and the Seahawks are excellent at home, boasting a record of 6-0 and 5-0, respectively. The Seahawks have some of the loudest fans in the NFL and a win for the Saints will be challenging. However, if the Saints can give the Seahawks their first home loss and second loss of the season, then they should definitely be considered favorites for the Super Bowl.

If the Saints can beat Seattle then they will own a tiebreaker if the two teams end up finishing with the same record heading into the postseason. This game will not be easy, but don’t be too surprised if the Saints pull out another victory as they have been full of surprises all season long.

Alejandro Aviles is the Featured Writer for the New Orleans Saints at Rant Sports @aaviles312


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