The Divisional round of the 2014 playoffs starts off with the Saints traveling to the always loud and proud Centerlink Field in Seattle. Here are the details you need to know:
Who: (6) New Orleans Saints (11-5) vs. (1) Seattle Seahawks (13-3)
Where: Centurylink Field, Seattle WA
When: Saturday, January 11, 1:35pm Pacific Time
It seems everyone and their brother and his dog and cat have the Seahawks picked to win it all this year. They certainly are the favorite to make it to the Super Bowl with the home field advantage the dimensions of their stadium provide. Reports came out this week of the Saints blowing out two sets of speakers trying to simulate the crowd noise.
The two of these teams played in Seattle already this season. Drew Brees was fitted with special earpieces to try and counteract the noise. It didn't work. The Seahawks routed the Saints 34-7.
This isn't the first time the Saints have had to travel to Seattle in recent years for a playoff game. They were heavily favored in a playoff game there in 2010. The 11-5 Saints lost to the 7-9 Seahawks in a huge upset.
Though the Saints have the same record as they did in 2010, the tables are turned this year with the Seahawks as the number one seed and the Saints as the sixth seed.