2011 NFL Playoffs: 10 Reasons Why the Seahawks Can Beat the Saints

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2011 NFL Playoffs: 10 Reasons Why the Seahawks Can Beat the Saints
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Who here has played the Madden video game franchise before?  If you have, then you've most likely seen the computer simulate a season where a division winner made a run in the playoffs even though they finished the year 7-9 or 6-10.  You would sit there telling yourself "This is a video game!  It could never happen in real life."

Well following last nights' win against the St. Louis Rams, the Seattle Seahawks had the dubious honor of being the only team to win a division with a sub .500 record.  The team with fifth worst point differential in the league will be hosting the defending champion New Orleans Saints on Saturday afternoon, in a game that most people believe will be a laugher. 

After all, can you really blame people for believing this game is destined to be a 38-10 wipeout?  The Seahawks have uncertainty at quarterback, the worst rushing attack in the NFL, and already lost to the Saints earlier this year by 15 points.

However, I am here to tell you that the Seahawks can surprise everyone and defeat the Saints and be the first sub. 500 team to play in a divisional playoff.

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