In one of the most enjoyable watched wild card games in years the Seattle Seahawks defeated the New Orleans Saints 41-36 behind a great performance from Matt Hasselbeck and Marshawn Lynch.
The Game started out great for New Orleans jumping out to a 10-0 lead and then 17-7 but Seattle would go on and score the next 17. New Orleans would get a field goal as time expired in the half to cut the score to 24-20 at half.
Seattle would score 10 straight point to open the second half to go up by 14 but New Orleans fought back to score the next ten and cut it back to four. Marshawn Lynch then scored on one of the greatest runs I have ever seen to put Seattle up by 11. New Orleans would score but failed on the two point attempt and the onside kick to keep the streak alive of teams winning the Super Bowl the next year not winning a playoff game.
Both defenses had time would the looked good but for the most part both defenses were terrible. Drew Brees picked apart the Seahawks secondary passing for 404 yards but New Orleans never did establish a run game. The Seahawks did have a very effective run game either till Lynch broke that long touchdown run.
Matt Hasselbeck looked great throwing four touchdown passes and ending with a 113 QB rating. Their was almost 900 yards of total offense in this game.
Seattle know will look forward to playing in Atlanta or Chicago and if I was Seattle I would rather play in Chicago. Seattle will be the underdog no matter what next week but to keep the magic going the will need to get better pressure on the quarterback and the secondary will have to make more plays.
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