Before Monday’s game against the New Orleans Saints, I was very critical of the Seattle Seahawks. With the suspensions to their secondary hovering over their head, I thought Drew Brees and company had a chance to go into Seattle and do something no other team has done in close to two years — beat the Seahawks at home. I am officially eating crow.
If Seattle was going to beat New Orleans last night, I don’t know if anyone truly thought it would be done in the fashion that it ended up happening. From outscoring the Saints 17 to nothing in the first quarter all the way to stopping Brees and the offense twice in a row on fourth down in the fourth quarter. The Seahawks came to play and didn’t let up one bit throughout the game.
The biggest shock to me was how much Russell Wilson outplayed Brees the entire night. Drew usually makes his opposing quarterbacks look silly, but on this night it was Brees who ended up looking human while Wilson ran around with the “S” on his chest. If critics still had questions about whether or not Wilson was the real deal, last night should have answered any and all questions remaining about the second year quarterback.
Barring an unforeseen occurrence, the Seahawks now have home-field advantage all the way through the playoffs. That means that the Super Bowl aspirations of every single team in the NFC playoff picture has now taken a huge hit. Who, if anyone, will step up and end this amazing home streak Seattle is currently on? Come February, the Seahawks will likely be representing the NFC in the Super Bowl.
Michael Pidgeon is a Los Angeles Dodgers writer for Rant Sports.com: “Like” him on Facebook, Follow him on Twitter @1AndOnlyPidgeon, add him to your network on Google or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org