2014 NFL Postseason: Divisional Round Predictions

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Dec 2, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks tight end Zach Miller (86) runs for yards after the catch against the New Orleans Saints during the second quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Saturday, Jan. 11
New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks
4:35 p.m. EDT

If you remember the last time these two teams played, the Saints (12-5) looked like they were an eighth-grade team playing the Seahawks (13-3) in Seattle instead of one of the Top 8 teams in the NFL.

In the first meeting this season on Dec. 2 (Week 13), the Saints were completely shell-shocked and left with more questions than answers when they were defeated 34-7 by the Seahawks on national TV.

To win this game, the Saints needed to stop Russell Wilson when he passed for 310 yards and rushed for 47 more. Wilson finished with three touchdown passes and no interceptions.

On the other side, Brees had a so-so game with 147 yards passing and one touchdown pass.

In net yards, the Seahawks’ offense totaled 429 yards, while the Saints had 188. End. Of. Story.

Plus, the Seahawks have Percy Harvin returning for the first time this season … he could be their secret weapon and make the best team in the NFC even better.

The Saints must play well on the road for the second consecutive week as they are coming off a 26-24 last-second win over the Philadelphia Eagles with Shayne Graham kicking the game winner as time expired.

It is a tough task for the Saints this weekend, and I believe the Seahawks are a better team, but I don’t see this being as uncompetitive as it was first time around.

Game Prediction: Seahawks 27, Saints 20