Week 13 of the NFL season brought us a huge matchup between the New Orleans Saints and the Seattle Seahawks as Drew Brees attempted to lead his Saints to a victory over the Seahawks in Seattle. Well, that’s easier said than done, as Brees and company found out. Seattle defeated New Orleans soundly by a 34-7 score and ended any idea of the Saints getting the no. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs.
Since that game, Brees and the Saints fell out of first place in the NFC South and ended up getting the last wild card spot in the NFC. That meant the Saints would not have a home game during the postseason, and that generally doesn’t bode well for Brees.
While the Seahawks were on a bye, the Saints were in Philadelphia squeezing out a victory on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles. Even though it was only the wild card round of the playoffs, Brees and the Saints got the monkey off of their backs in regards to not being able to win on the road. Although Chip Kelly had the Eagles playing very well heading into the postseason, there is a huge difference between winning in Philadelphia and winning in Seattle.
Since their game against the Saints, the Seahawks were finally defeated at home by the Arizona Cardinals. After seeing that occur, should New Orleans walk into Seattle with more confidence than they had in Week 13? When it’s all said and done on Saturday, I see the Seahawks defeating the Saints and moving onto the NFC Championship game.
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