It didn’t take long to determine the Seahawks’ first playoff opponent. The Saints upset the Philadelphia Eagles, 26-24, thanks to a field goal with no time remaining.
We quickly outlined what happened the last time the Saints came to Seattle. It was not pretty for New Orleans.
The Chargers and Bengals play this morning at 10:05. The 49ers play at Green Bay at 1:40 p.m. Here’s the road to the Super Bowl for San Francisco: win at Green Bay, win at Carolina, win at Seattle or at home versus New Orleans. Daunting.
> I wrote about the Seahawks handling the burden of expectations this season.
> A nice story here from John Boyle of the Everett Herald about Zach Miller, and some others, reaching out.
> Some more on the Seahawks and Saints from Seahawks.com.
> Some news and notes from 49ers land as they get set to take on the Packers today.
> First and foremost, be calm before this link: Andrew Luck “wills” the Colts back for a playoff win (deep breaths, deep breaths).
> And, as others pointed out, here’s Adam Schefter’s tweet:
This week NFL fined Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch $50,000 - $50,000! - for not speaking to media throughout this season, per Seattle source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 5, 2014