Saints vs. Seahawks: 10 Bold Predictions for First Game of 2011 NFL Playoffs

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Saints vs. Seahawks: 10 Bold Predictions for First Game of 2011 NFL Playoffs
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Is there a first-round playoff matchup of two teams at more different ends of the spectrum than this?

The New Orleans Saints come into this game as the defending Super Bowl champions. They're fresh off another great regular season and view this as simply a steppingstone to a title defense.

The Seattle Seahawks come into this game just happy to be here after squeaking into the playoffs by the skin of their teeth in the last game of the season with a losing record.

Of course, by that logic, the Seahawks get to host the game. The question is, will it matter?

Here are 10 things that will.

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