With the New Orleans Saints defeating the Philadelphia Eagles we now know who the Seahawks will face in their first playoff game.
Drew Brees leads the Saints into CenturyLink field for the second time in the past five weeks. The first meeting on Monday Night Football was a nightmare for the Saints as the Seahawks won big, 34-7.
New Orleans wasn’t able to do much offensively as the Seahawks outgained the Saints 429 to 188 in total yardage. Brees was held to just 147 passing yards, snapping his long streak of 250+ yard passing games.
These two teams have met 12 times in the regular season. The series is tied 6-6 and the Seahawks have the edge at home. The last time the Saints won in Seattle was during the 2007 season, 28-17 when it was still Qwest Field.
Of the 13 total meetings between the two teams, the most memorable is the famous BeastMode game in which Seattle was the only team in NFL history to make the playoffs with a losing record, 7-9. Having won the NFC West division, the Seahawks hosted the defending Super Bowl champion Saints and went on to shock the sports world with a 41-36 victory thanks in part to an earthquake causing run by Pro Bowl running back Marshawn Lynch.
Prior to last months victory, the series history has looked like this:
|11/16/97||W, 20-17 OT||Superdome||50,493|
|9/17/00||L, 10-27||Husky Stadium||59,513|
|9/7/03||L, 10-27||Seahawks Stadium||52,250|
|10/14/07||W, 28-17||Qwest Field||68,296|
|1/8/11*||L, 36-41||Qwest Field||66,336|