The Seattle Seahawks dispatched the New Orleans Saints 23-15 in a game that turned out to be much closer than it needed to be. Seattle dominated the first three quarters defensively, but couldn't put the Saints away when they had the chance.
It wasn't a pretty victory, but few playoff wins are ever easy. The Seahawks did what they had to do to move on to the NFC Championship Game.
#Seahawks Wilson: "We're 60 minutes away. We need to play the best 60 minutes we can play."— Art Thiel (@Art_Thiel) January 12, 2014
Here are eight takeaways from Saturday's win over New Orleans.
All stats are taken from nfl.com.