It may not be the Beast Quake, but Marshawn Lynch had another great game against New Orleans in the Playoffs as Seattle was able to outlast the Saints 23-15 and advance to the NFC Conference Finals next weekend.
Seattle shouldn’t hope to follow the same route to as their previous victory over New Orleans if they want to advance to the NFC title game next week.
The first time the Seattle Seahawks and New Orleans Saints met in Week 13, it was for NFC Supremacy. Now in Week 19, the true force of the NFC will be revealed.
The New Orleans Saints have a revamped defense and an offense that appears to have even more weapons than that of their Super Bowl winning team. For some reason though, the Saints just can’t get things going on the road, but they will have to change that for a wild card visit to Philadelphia.
After catching his 50th touchdown as a 49er last Sunday, Vernon Davis finally got some recognition. While nobody who follows the team doubts his talent, in his 8 years as a 49er he has been named to only one Pro Bowl, and more times than not is left out of the conversation as the best tight end in the NFL. This figures to change this season though as he can no longer be ignored.
All signs point to the 49ers and Saints having all their playmakers available this Sunday, but New Orleans biggest weapon is not completely healthy. Despite several players on this week’s report, San Francisco is continues to avoid any serious injuries.
Studs like Graham and Gronkowski are in a league of their own, but the position offers solid players.
The New Orleans Saints were 0-4 in September, as the team was demoralized by the Bountygate scandal. Now, the Saints have won four of their last five under quarterback Drew Brees. A win against the Oakland Raiders will make it a season-high three straight victories for New Orleans.
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