Cinderella and the Seahawks: Seattle Seahawks Beat the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Wild Card Playoffs

Surprises are still coming for this season. I have never saw this upset coming from the Seattle Seahawks of 41-36, considering the offense of the New Orleans Saints even with the injuries. Head coach of the Saints Sean Payton outguessed himself, and Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll simply played well on all fronts.  Unbelievable game for an unbelievable team with a topped their division with a loss record of 7-9.

This was a stunning performance by the Seattle Seahawks against the defending Super Bowl champions.  The defense bothered Drew Brees all day, forcing him to rush some of his passes.  But the importance lied in Matt Hasselbeck playing like he used to. He threw for 4 touchdowns, 1 interception and a 113.0 quarterback rating.  Hasselbeck exposed the holes in the Saints secondary, making 2 touchdown passes to John Carlson and a touchdown to Big Mike Williams.  Marshawn Lynch, the running back acquired from Buffalo Bills, ran for an astonishing 131 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries and averaged 6.9 yards per carry. The Saints offense simply could not keep up with the Seattle offense remarkably. The Saints rush was very quiet, and the talented receivers of Marques Colston and Devery Henderson could not keep up.

This Cinderella team is running on inspiration and fury.  With this insane season, it could only be logical that the huge underdog would win, and boy, the Seattle Seahawks did.


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