The last time the New Orleans Saints trekked to CenturyLink Field, the Seattle Seahawks barely needed an offense let alone a certain wide receiver to topple the hapless Saints. Thanks to an early Drew Brees‘ turnover and a surplus of screaming Seahawks fans, the Seattle offense was hardly tested way back in Week 13.
However, something tells me that Sean Payton‘s club didn’t come all this way just to get planted by the Seahawks for the second time in a little over a month. Instead, the Saints are heading to the Great Northwest with a full head of steam as Brees finally got the monkey off of his back with the first road playoff win of his illustrious career last week. If there’s anything we know about New Orleans it’s that this offense loves to score points — and that is exactly where Percy Harvin falls into the equation.
Harvin will be a starter in this week’s Divisional Round match-up, despite the wide receiver taking a total of 19 snaps this entire season. Clearly, Harvin’s first year in Seattle has been a dud, but boy can he win some fans over with a great postseason. You see, this is a perfect storm for the returning Harvin as the Seahawks will surely be looking to keep pace with the high-flying Saints. Meaning, Russell Wilson should be looking for No. 11 early and often against a so-so Saints’ pass defense.
Sure, this wide receiver is being paid quite handsomely to be a “wild card,” but you must call a spade is a spade and in this case, Harvin could either be an ace or total joker.
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