The Road to “Two Dat” Will Start in Seattle

Any Saints fan who watched Sunday’s game versus the Bucs knows exactly why that game is not even worthy of a recap. As fans, we’d rather put the ugliness of Sunday afternoon behind us and focus forward, living comfortably with the assumption that the Saints gave up somewhere around the third quarter when they realized the game didn’t really matter because the Falcons were already pounding the Panthers.. As someone who was actually in the dome and witnessed the dismal, flat performance put on by the world champs, I can assure you that something most certainly had to be afoot because the Saints, other than Reggie Bush, didn’t appear to be playing like a team that wanted to win. But as I mentioned, not even worth recapping. Lets instead focus on what lies ahead and how the stage has been set for a Super Bowl repeat.

The Saints will take on the Seahawks in Seattle on Saturday. It’s the same Seahawks who had to give everything they had on Sunday to even make it into the playoffs. They are an inferior team in every respect but it doesn’t mean they should be counted out. They are a team playing with a giant chip on their shoulders and that makes them a dangerous team. What the Saints need to do is use their own angst to their advantage. Despite being in a position to defend their title, they’ve been virtually ignored and overlooked all season long. They are poised to make history yet again by winning the first road playoff game for the franchise. They can build on their momentum week to week. They can silence the critics who labeled their success last year a fluke. And with any luck, they’ll do so by knocking off the Bears and Falcons along the way. But it all starts in Seattle…

Evil genius Sean Payton is mum on how injuries will impact the team going into their Wildcard game. Malcolm Jenkins, Jimmy Graham and Chris Ivory all left Sunday’s game versus the Bucs early. Pierre Thomas, Marques Colston and Jeremy Shockey were already out. In a news conference on Monday, Payton would only acknowledge that he was encouraged by the health status of his key players. Hmmmm…

Meanwhile, here’s an interesting thought to ponder upon: The only way the Seahawks can finish the 2010 season with a winning record is if they go to and win the Super Bowl. The Saints know that and they know just how freakin’ pathetic it would look for them to fall to a team with one of the worst records to ever make it to postseason. My boys in black and gold aren’t going out like that.

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  1. dave says:

    And end with Seattle

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