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Seahawks take control of the NFC with dominant win over Saints

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The road to the Super Bowl in the NFC will almost certainly go through Seattle. And as the Saints found out the hard way tonight, Seattle is a tough place to play.

The Seahawks put a 34-7 beating on the Saints in a highly anticipated but ultimately uncompetitive Monday Night Football matchup, jumping out to a 17-0 first-quarter lead and never looking back.

Seattle absolutely dominated New Orleans on both sides of the ball. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson engineered long scoring drives all night long, completing 22 of 30 passes for 310 yards, with three touchdowns and no interceptions, and adding 47 rushing yards. Saints quarterback Drew Brees was under constant assault from a relentless Seattle pass rush, and could rarely find open receivers against an outstanding Seattle secondary. Brees finished with just 147 passing yards, snapping a streak of 43 straight games with at least 200 yards.

Make no mistake: The Seahawks are not just a good football team but a dominant football team. A lot can happen between now and the Super Bowl, which is still two months away, but at the moment Seattle has to be considered the favorite to hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

The win improves the Seahawks’ record to 11-1. The Saints are now tied with their NFC South rivals, the Panthers, at 9-3. The Saints and Panthers still play each other twice for NFC South supremacy and a likely No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs, but it’s almost impossible to imagine either team catching the Seahawks in the race for home-field advantage.

And that makes it tough to see anyone beating the Seahawks in the playoffs. Seattle looks like a Super Bowl team.

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145 Responses to “Seahawks take control of the NFC with dominant win over Saints”
  1. kash71 says: Dec 2, 2013 11:50 PM

    No offense intended to the Seahawk fans, team, or the rest of the organization, but the idea of Pete Carroll hoisting the Lombardi Trophy makes me sick.

  2. beastnyg says: Dec 2, 2013 11:51 PM

    Drew Brees demands an explanation!

  3. trollsetter says: Dec 2, 2013 11:51 PM

    Nice effort Saints. I’m embarrassed for your fans.

  4. thetooloftools says: Dec 2, 2013 11:52 PM

    That was a good old fashioned beat down.

  5. canetic says: Dec 2, 2013 11:52 PM

    Too bad the Super Bowl is a road game.

  6. ninersareyesterdaysnews says: Dec 2, 2013 11:53 PM

    Best team in the NFL.

  7. newtonworth says: Dec 2, 2013 11:53 PM

    From every panthers fan out there thank you seattle!!!

  8. oreo51 says: Dec 2, 2013 11:53 PM

    The separation is in the preparation.
    Go Hawks!

  9. allday420ap says: Dec 2, 2013 11:54 PM

    For the record, the taints aren’t going anywhere. An d I’m not talkin bout Golden Taint.

  10. seatownballers says: Dec 2, 2013 11:54 PM

    We dominated them.

    You see Redskins receivers? That’s how you catch the ball

  11. nfl4days says: Dec 2, 2013 11:54 PM

    Stay arrogant, Seattle. When it comes back to haunt you you’ll get no sympathy from the rest of the league.

  12. ziggystheansah says: Dec 2, 2013 11:55 PM

    Should it be Seattle vs Denver in the Superbowl, I hope Wilson gets a ring. Hard worker, and proved himself tonight.

  13. swchiefsfanatic says: Dec 2, 2013 11:55 PM

    Impressed, really am. Would love to see if this secondary could do this with Denver. Would male for a great superbowl….

  14. f1restarter says: Dec 2, 2013 11:57 PM

    Unfortunately for Seattle, the Super Bowl won’t be played in Seattle.

  15. babyfarkmcgeezax says: Dec 2, 2013 11:57 PM

    Seattle is a joke. Relying on PEDs and artificial pumped-in crowd noise so the other team can’t even hear or communicate to win. Complete jokes.

  16. allidoiswin55 says: Dec 2, 2013 11:57 PM

    Clinched playoff game , most likely #1 seed which everyone knows what happens I’m Seattle . We need a reminder every 5 games but only see top tier teams get absolutely mollywopped by Seattle .

    Seattle is still without Percy who will most likely sit and completely heal up for playoffs and be fully healthy.. The Seahawks are 2 I’m scoring offense !! And just got back most of the offensive line which had
    Been missing most of the season .

    Nice being a Seahawks fan knowing we are at this point in the season the clear class of the league . Doesn’t matter now only with a Lombardi or bust.. It’s our year for a couple atleast with all these young players ..

    Go hawks playoff guranteed !

  17. steelers33 says: Dec 2, 2013 11:59 PM

    Broncos vs Seahawks in New York. Book it… assuming Manning doesn’t choke again.

  18. jayniner says: Dec 2, 2013 11:59 PM

    Enjoy this win now Seattle because you come to our house next Sunday……don’t think you’ll have it as easy as you did tonight.

  19. ninersareyesterdaysnews says: Dec 2, 2013 11:59 PM

    It isn’t until you see Russell Wilson make your quarterback look pedestrian by comparison that you understand how good he really is.

  20. allday420ap says: Dec 3, 2013 12:00 AM

    We were raised
    With the stick
    And a pair of blades
    On the ice we cut our teeth
    We took our knocks
    In the penalty box
    Our mother was the referee

    This sport was here
    Before we came
    It will be here when we’re gone
    The game’s in our blood
    And our blood’s in the game
    Lay us down under
    A frozen pond

    We will fight to the end
    We will stand and defend
    Our flag flying high and free
    We were born the child
    Of the strong and Wild
    In the State, the State of Hockey

    A big blue line runs around our state
    A line that can’t be crossed
    The day they try to take this game
    Is the day the gloves come off

    We will fight to the end
    We will stand and defend
    Our flag flying high and free
    We were born the child
    Of the strong and Wild
    In the State, the State of Hockey.

  21. patriotwayspygate says: Dec 3, 2013 12:01 AM

    Correction:

    The Seahawks took control of the NFC by cheating with performance enhancing drugs and fake crowd noise.

    Their wins and their accomplishments are tainted.

  22. pyleketerson says: Dec 3, 2013 12:03 AM

    Well that was easy

  23. papacrick says: Dec 3, 2013 12:05 AM

    Lion fan here but football fan first and this Wilson kid is special. Gotta love watching a short kid drafted third round emerge as one of the best. Total class act and great for the game. Congrats Seattle fans on finding a gem and laughing while a bunch of crap teams wasted high picks on total busts

  24. unislaya says: Dec 3, 2013 12:05 AM

    “Here ya go, Payt! Lemme spot you a forty”

    -Sweet Peril

  25. genericuser8888 says: Dec 3, 2013 12:06 AM

    As a Saints fan, I am disappointed by this loss.

    However, I strongly look forward to our rematch in the NFC Championship game (which, let’s get real, is probably gonna happen in your stadium).

    And, every good champion has to take a good butt kicking every now and then. Maybe this was ours.

  26. faithpower1010 says: Dec 3, 2013 12:08 AM

    Maybe next time saints will come to play. Road to Super Bowl now goes thru Seattle

  27. 4thqtrsaint says: Dec 3, 2013 12:09 AM

    Props to the Seawhawks. Bad ass.

  28. jshawaii22 says: Dec 3, 2013 12:09 AM

    Here’s the deal Michael David, if it’s against Peyton, in 20 degree weather in Jersey, we win like we did tonight. Peyton=Drew in bad weather.

    If it’s against Brady, all bets are off. Might be the best SB ever.

    js

  29. autoriot says: Dec 3, 2013 12:09 AM

    “A lot can happen between now and the Super Bowl, which is still two months away, but at the moment Seattle has to be considered the favorite to hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy.”

    Oh? Forgot about Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos already have you?

  30. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 3, 2013 12:09 AM

    Hey, if my guys aren’t going to be in East Rutherford to win it in their own stadium, I’ll definitely enjoy Seattle — full of guys who are my sons — do so.

  31. thebirdofprey2 says: Dec 3, 2013 12:11 AM

    Feels great to be a Seahawk fan with the team sitting 11-1. All the smack talk other fans try do about missing players and hold maybe the most prolific offense to 147 passing yards.

    The Saints loaded the box to stop Lynch. Wilson toasted the number 5 ranked defense. Pete Carroll shut down the offense late in the 3rd quarter up 34-7. DangeRuss for MVP. Can’t wait for next week, Go Hawks!

  32. dannyreneau says: Dec 3, 2013 12:11 AM

    I bet Jon Gruden nearly fainted when the hawks scored on a Spider 2 Y banana.

  33. realnflmaster says: Dec 3, 2013 12:12 AM

    This just in! CenturyLink Field has had it’s naming rights sold. It will now be known as Adderall Stadium.

  34. zeroxxcool says: Dec 3, 2013 12:12 AM

    With wins over both the Saints and Panthers, Hawks essentially have a 3 game lead with 4 games to go. GO HAWKS.

  35. kimbo71006 says: Dec 3, 2013 12:12 AM

    Still love my Saints…still hate the Seahawks.

    Congratulations Seahawks…GEAUX Saints, let’s move onto the next game, where we will beat the Panthers as we are also undefeated at home.

    GEAUX Saints!!

  36. benjaminseikar55 says: Dec 3, 2013 12:16 AM

    Russel Wilson MVP

  37. johneerocket says: Dec 3, 2013 12:16 AM

    What a great win against a very good team. Awesome night to be a Seahawks fan.

  38. bennyb82 says: Dec 3, 2013 12:16 AM

    It is extremely tough not to like everything about Russell Wilson…

  39. edge661 says: Dec 3, 2013 12:17 AM

    Cant stand sea the 12 man and pete Carroll

  40. racksie says: Dec 3, 2013 12:19 AM

    Or, Seattle played all their cards, and the Saint, a seasoned playoff team, showed nothing, knowing they are in the playoffs, and have seen the best the Seahawks have to offer. Close to the vest can be a very wise strategy come playoff time. My money is on the Saints. We will see.

  41. montym232 says: Dec 3, 2013 12:19 AM

    Let the Seahawk haters begin their whining! I believe a message was sent this evening.

  42. ratsfoiledagain says: Dec 3, 2013 12:21 AM

    joetoronto says:
    Dec 2, 2013 10:15 AM
    The great Russell Wilson, averaging 215 yards per game, against Drew Brees.

    SMH.
    ***********
    Brees
    23/48, 147 yds, 1 td, 77.4 rating

    Wilson
    22/30, 310 yds, 3 td’s, 139.6 rating

  43. gah05 says: Dec 3, 2013 12:22 AM

    Fear the Patriots. They might be scouting!

  44. condor121 says: Dec 3, 2013 12:23 AM

    Where you at Saints fans? I am pretty sure someone said “Seahawks cannot put up 31 against the Saints”. Well guess what: WE PUT UP 34!!!! Go back to Nola and get ready for the Panthers…..

  45. westcoastklown says: Dec 3, 2013 12:24 AM

    Wow I wad expecting a close game. Destroyed the next best team 8n nfc. Go Hawks!

  46. gordo858 says: Dec 3, 2013 12:24 AM

    Sit down, Saints!!!!! Hawks have essentially a 3 game lead over Nola and Carolina with 4 to play for the 1st seed.

    1st seed = SB $$$$$$$$$

    Russ Wilson is the best money QB in the game.

    49ers pissing in their panties.

    Ain’t nobody beating the Hawks in the Clink!!!!

  47. slugbaitspace says: Dec 3, 2013 12:24 AM

    Absolutely nothing went right for the Saints. And just about everything that COULD have gone wrong for the ‘hawks went right.

    Weird, I know…

  48. mule124 says: Dec 3, 2013 12:26 AM

    Funny how the saints fans disappear when they get their asses kicked from one end to the other. It shows their REAL character, you know the cheating bounty hunters, they were all fine with injuring other QB’s, as long as it wasn’t happening to their baby breeze. Lets hear their excuses for this game….its mightly quiet down in the swamp.

  49. bugorfeature says: Dec 3, 2013 12:27 AM

    ESPN and NFL Network are reporting that Seattle has clinched a playoff berth. Ouch.

  50. braceyourselffor12 says: Dec 3, 2013 12:32 AM

    Seattle: Better living through chemistry.

  51. MGN says: Dec 3, 2013 12:32 AM

    Congrats to the Seahawks. They played flawless football. I have no problem admitting when we were beaten by a better team and Seattle was the better team tonight. They didn’t take the the Saints lightly they were prepared and they executed. The Saints wanted to limit the run game and make Wilson throw the ball and he threw it EVERYWHERE. This was not a case of us beating ourselves, they beat us. I was also impressed that for the most part both teams played respectfully of each other. Here’s to ya Seahawks.

  52. beastmode5150 says: Dec 3, 2013 12:35 AM

    Section 334 that was fun.

  53. hawkmode says: Dec 3, 2013 12:37 AM

    Bring it on haters……

    The route to the superbowl goes through Seattle

    #GOHAWKS

  54. jerrysglassescleaner says: Dec 3, 2013 12:40 AM

    Jerry Jones’ Dallas Cowboys aka America’s team will dominate in the Play-offs once we get our players back. We were badly wounded but that’s about to change. If the payed off Refs, John Mara and Robert Craft’s Butt Buddy Roger GODell stays out of it and let things play out as they should, Then Dallas will march right into the Superbowl and easily win again. #AmericasTeamDallasCowboys #whereWereSeatleFansAcoupleOfseasonsAgo?

  55. badmoonrison says: Dec 3, 2013 12:43 AM

    Told ya. Its Seattle and the Donks in the Superbowl. I was rooting for the Saints but so much for that program.

  56. mrwalterisgod says: Dec 3, 2013 12:52 AM

    The best team in the NFL. Best coaching, best players, best QB, best fans, stadium, ownership, you name it. THE BEST.

  57. blastardo says: Dec 3, 2013 12:55 AM

    We all remember the game between the Seahawks and Panthers in week 1 this season. Close game. Expect the games between the Panthers and the Saints to be the same.

  58. tonyugoh says: Dec 3, 2013 12:57 AM

    Seattle certainly looks like the favorites right now, although I would caution against declaring the NFC playoffs “over” in week 13. For example, the 2010 Pats looked even more dominant than this Seattle team and they lost to Mark Sanchez in the playoffs, crazy stuff happens in the postseason.

    Regardless, great win for them and they look like the best team in the NFC right now. If not for Peyton’s ridiculous season, Russell Wilson would be a major MVP candidate.

  59. easymoneyjr says: Dec 3, 2013 12:57 AM

    Hawks so DOMINATE no one even has any talking left to do!

    See you at the Clink!

    Go Hawks!!

  60. seaeagle707 says: Dec 3, 2013 12:59 AM

    Good game, no one seriously hurt (Saints pride took a beating), and my team won. I couldn’t ask for more.

  61. mataug says: Dec 3, 2013 1:03 AM

    Seahawks do look like a different kind of monster right now but there are two examples from recent history where the tables were turned:
    2010: Pats hammered Jets 45-3 in New England & then lost to them in the playoffs in NE.
    2012: Broncos hammer Ravens 34-17 in Baltimore and then lost to them in Denver.

    Before the playoffs began, you would have picked Pats & Broncos to be Super Bowl favorites that postseason.
    And that’s why we watch this game :)

    One thing that distinguishes the Seahawks from the above two is the quality of defense that Seattle has. Perfect window of opportunity with so much young talent on cheap contracts.

  62. fancyleague says: Dec 3, 2013 1:05 AM

    I can’t wait to see the Seahawks in the Super Bowl again. It’s been too long since we’ve had whining about the officials that loud. Should be amusing.

  63. number1hawkfan says: Dec 3, 2013 1:07 AM

    Can’t wait to hear all the hate. What a domination of the Saints!!!! Glad I’m a Seahawks fan!!!! Is Russell Wilson the best young QB in the league?? I think so… Too bad we can’t win on the road. I guess we’re the first 11-1 team that can’t win on the road. That math doesn’t exactly work out for that tired lazy commentary. We win on the road and the niners are about to find that out! Prove me wrong. #ONE-EYEBROW-KRAPERNICK

  64. mclovin07 says: Dec 3, 2013 1:11 AM

    As a Vikings fan, I cherish every Aints loss they get….Payton shud have been banned for life IMO…

  65. legionofboom88 says: Dec 3, 2013 1:17 AM

    “PERCY HARVIN WAS SUCH A WASTE OF MONEY! Seahags can’t do anything without PED’s or those missing CB’s! (Although I don’t know their names).”

    -Every ignorant PFT commenter on here

  66. seahawksbmx says: Dec 3, 2013 1:19 AM

    I avoided making any predictions about this game because I thought the Saints had a great chance of being the team to finally snap the Hawk’s home win streak. I did think we’d win, but not dominate like this. Looking forward to @SF next week.

  67. beeroncos says: Dec 3, 2013 1:20 AM

    Not a fan of nfc teams, nut will certainly tune in for the panthers saints games. Should be entertaining!

  68. cchicinfan says: Dec 3, 2013 1:29 AM

    Go HAWKS!

  69. realdealsteel says: Dec 3, 2013 1:31 AM

    Since my team is out of it,

    I’m pulling for the Seahawks. Their a tough, physical team with a lot of unity and they play for each other. Russell Wilson is a class act too.

    It is very clear to all of us now, that Russell Wilson is the best QB that came out of last year’s class.

    And he’s better then Kapernick too.

  70. patsfan1820 says: Dec 3, 2013 1:33 AM

    Seahawks are going to the Super Bowl it is only a matter of time especially with home field advantage.

  71. mulehead70 says: Dec 3, 2013 1:38 AM

    Probably the most complete game Seattle has played this year…just a tremendous effort!

    On a much lighter note, let’s predict what the haters will say:

    - Pete Carroll cheated
    - The whole team’s on PEDs
    - The officiating crew was on PEDs
    - The 12th man was on PEDs.
    - SF won a SB in 1994; therefore, the Seahawks suck.
    - The Seahawks have barely beaten certain teams this year (which, as we all know, makes perfect sense because the elite teams lose the close ones; it’s only the “overrated PED-loaded” teams that pull out close victories)
    - Mike Tomlin was on the sidelines with Pete Carroll and they both magically tripped Saints players
    - The Saints suck anyways in spite of being 9-2 at the start of tonight’s game, so of course Seattle was going to win.
    - The Seahawks haven’t played a “real team” this year (so, where is that elusive “real team”?)

    That should cover most the hater bases there.

    GO HAWKS!

  72. chawk12thman says: Dec 3, 2013 1:39 AM

    Hawks looked tough against the second best team in the NFC. Hope they continue to improve and do what they seem poised to make happen. Looking forward to SF game in six days.

  73. contra74 says: Dec 3, 2013 1:39 AM

    And that makes it tough to see anyone beating the Seahawks in the playoffs. Seattle looks like a Super Bowl team.
    —-
    Impossible. I’ve been assured countless times by packer fans that the packers would win it all this year. In fact, they have like 5 QBs and 3 refs that will help them get there!

  74. logicalvoicessayss says: Dec 3, 2013 1:44 AM

    Seattle looks strong. I’m done with the skins. I agree with all of you that Washington is irrelevant. I wish RGIII were never born so we wouldn’t have traded our future (and present) for a one-hit wonder.

  75. osiris33 says: Dec 3, 2013 1:58 AM

    Complete, utter, physical dominance. The best team in the NFL by far, and whoever is number 2 isn’t even close.

  76. anicra says: Dec 3, 2013 2:02 AM

    Funny twist.

    @AmberTheoharis

    Night got worse for the @Saints. Source inside locker room just told me team plane may be broke down, and having trouble finding hotel.
    11:54 PM – 2 Dec 2013

  77. rjkilla says: Dec 3, 2013 2:08 AM

    thank you seahawks, sincerely yours the carolina panthers

  78. ilovefoolsball says: Dec 3, 2013 2:19 AM

    The seahawks were simply the much much better team tonight.

  79. arrogantnation says: Dec 3, 2013 2:23 AM

    Can’t see any team going into Seattle in the playoffs and coming up victorious. Best home field advantage in the league.

  80. aceinthehole12 says: Dec 3, 2013 2:30 AM

    As a Niners fan I hate admitting that the Seahawks are the best in the NFC. They’re going to be tough to be at home in the playoffs for anyone.

  81. steviepinhead says: Dec 3, 2013 2:32 AM

    You ain’t wrong.

  82. anygivensundayfan says: Dec 3, 2013 2:33 AM

    What a great game. Watching a top-ranked offense clash with a top-ranked defense is a feast for football lovers. I kept waiting for Brees to crank up the Saints offense and answer back before recognizing that the Seahawks D completely took away his crank, he had nothing. It’s hardcore to hold Brees to a 150ish yard, 7 point game – wow. Did you see the play of the “3rd string” CB? Dang. Some great plays like the strip sack pick-6 and the “pinball” Seahawks TD were fun to watch.

  83. addlehead4 says: Dec 3, 2013 2:56 AM

    how do you nearly lose to teams like the bucs, texans and rams, and still be considered dominant?

  84. allidoiswin55 says: Dec 3, 2013 3:01 AM

    Like all good teams the seahawks found ways to win earlier in the season, they were missing at one point 4 out of their 5 offensive linemen. Gradually got them back and have been very impressive since. They now rank 2 in scoring a offense and have quality victories or competitive teams. They did so missing many key starters. That experience and situational football is now paying off for this team as they get healthy.

    They will likely sit Percy as long as they can to ensure he’s healthy and ready to go and they are winning without him. When he dies come back it’s literally not fair. Can’t load the box against Lynch, obvious Wilson can beat you passing or running oh and add Percy a secondaries nightmare.

    We love it, go Hawks.

  85. fwbrodie says: Dec 3, 2013 3:15 AM

    Bring on Peyton.

  86. saints4evah says: Dec 3, 2013 3:18 AM

    great example of a team coached and ready to win it all.

    No excuses or sour grapes. great freaking game.

    we may see you again, so keep it up. you are a classy bunch of fans with a class act team. we done.

    Saints fan

  87. swaggyy says: Dec 3, 2013 3:19 AM

    The only reason Seattle won tonight is because like 2 players took adderall once last year, right? Lmao

    GO HAWKS! #11-1

  88. slammincamnewton says: Dec 3, 2013 3:31 AM

    We’ll see what Ace Boogie has to say the 2nd go around. Panthers gonna maul the Aint’s in the Dome next week.

  89. bpeterson464 says: Dec 3, 2013 3:47 AM

    This was so much fun to watch as a Seahawks fan. Just a great all around performance by the Seahawks. It takes more than noise to shut down that offense. KJ Wright is so unappreciated.

  90. djack206 says: Dec 3, 2013 5:34 AM

    Them Seahawks are no joke. They’re starting to heat up

  91. faulkn22 says: Dec 3, 2013 6:35 AM

    The Seahawks are great. They destroyed the Saints. They would probably beat my team (Lions, although we did beat you last year).

    That being said, your window to win is NOW because when Russel Wilson gets paid (and he will get paid, soon), you will lose you advantage over the rest of the good teams in the league. They all have good QB’s that are being paid, which obviously means less to build a team with outside of the QB position.

    Better win this year and do something with the lightning in a bottle before it escapes and your advantage is lost.

  92. titansbro says: Dec 3, 2013 6:42 AM

    Damn Seattle looked good last night. No Browner? No problem. Earl Thomas is just nasty. Not a Seahawks fan but I love the way they play on both sides of the ball & I love the tenacity they play with. They do look unbeatable at home but the SB isn’t in Seattle.

  93. WACANHFL says: Dec 3, 2013 6:48 AM

    BOOM!

    Hawks look great, but there are a few more games to go.
    Great way to start December!

  94. pistolpete0903 says: Dec 3, 2013 7:05 AM

    The noise level out there is insane, the people in NW sure have a lot of lung power!!

    The Hawks are legit with a top defense (that secondary looks vow!!) and a more-than-capable offense.
    That guy Wilson is looking good….seems the Seahawks found their Tom Brady.

  95. nflofficeadmin says: Dec 3, 2013 7:07 AM

    If you want to crown them, then crown their arse.

  96. the8man says: Dec 3, 2013 7:09 AM

    Uh, their last two games are at home. They get back to Seattle on Monday, December 16th after a game in New York. They conceivably wouldn’t have to hit the road again until the Super Bowl. And they’ll likely get a week off for the Wild Card round.

    If they make it to the big game, that’s something like six straight weeks in Seattle. It’s setting up very nicely for them.

  97. starderup says: Dec 3, 2013 7:11 AM

    I watched a little less than a quarter of the game – just enough to see that New Orleans was going to get an AZZ beating. As a Falcon fan, I will take whatever I can get out of this season. We did a whole lot better than the Stains against this team, and still happy to say we knocked them out of the playoffs last year. At that time, I didn’t see the dominance, but it is clear now. Pete Carroll had build a great team.
    As for last night’s defeat, it is like a Falcon win for me today.

  98. jerryyouradisgrace says: Dec 3, 2013 7:12 AM

    That’s what a championship team looks like…against very good competition

  99. kingpel says: Dec 3, 2013 7:15 AM

    I can believe I got suckered into taking New Orleans and the points. I knew they had no business winning that home game against the Niners and still took them to keep it close in that hostile, cold environment last night. Amateur move on my part. Good luck in the playoffs, New Orleans. I’m not liking your chances.

  100. steelersaregodsteam says: Dec 3, 2013 7:20 AM

    The Jets beat the Saints. Just saying.

  101. rujusten says: Dec 3, 2013 7:21 AM

    Couldn’t care less about either team, but let’s be honest here…not hard to be a dominant team when your led by a scumbag and your entire squad takes PEDs. Carroll was a dirtbag at USC and he’s a dirtbag in the NFL.

  102. pilot2011 says: Dec 3, 2013 7:26 AM

    Carolina may be the only team that could go to Seattle and pull off a win

  103. janvanflac says: Dec 3, 2013 7:30 AM

    They are a scary team but more than once a 15-1 or 14-2 team has lost in the playoffs…..just saying, you have to play ALL of the games.

  104. mslegndary says: Dec 3, 2013 7:48 AM

    I don’t see how anyone didn’t see this beat down coming . I saw it when the schedule came out and it said Saints at Seattle. Saints couldn’t handle a 7-9 Seattle team in January 2011 and people thought that Saints team with basically the same players were going to beat a more complete Seattle team in Seattle?! GTFOH! Even if it was played in Nawlins , I still don’t think the Saints were going to beat them this year. Seattle was my SuperBowl pick at beginning of year, we are on track…

  105. kastout11 says: Dec 3, 2013 7:49 AM

    I had hope that the Eagles continue to play as well as they have been for the last month and make the playoffs, then go on a run like a few recent wild card playoff teams to a super bowl appearance. I don’t care how hot the Eagles or any other team gets, no team in the NFC is going to beat Seattle this year. I would be surprised if they did not win the super bowl after the performance last night. Barring a significant injury to either Lynch or Wilson, they are clearly the best team in the NFL. I doubt that anybody who watched the game last night could argue.

  106. fatsolio says: Dec 3, 2013 7:54 AM

    Too bad Wilson is no Luck who according to the media is the greatest young QB even though Wilson has clearly shown so far that he is vastly superior.

    Luck can play like crap, the team wins and the media gushes over him. Wilson can dominate and against better competition and it’s ho-hum. Such BS.

    Maybe it’ll take another mediocre season by Luck for the media to quit gushing over him. I’m guessing that won’t happen as they went all in pre and post draft with the hype acting like he is the greatest player to ever step foot on a field and admitting he isn’t would be the same as them admitting they were way wrong and we know the media refuses to ever accept they were wrong.

  107. Great Caesar's Ghost says: Dec 3, 2013 8:17 AM

    If the Lions have to go to Seattle in January, Stat Padford is in for a long day.

  108. thelastwordyaheard says: Dec 3, 2013 8:23 AM

    Remember that dominant team in 2007?.. how’d that turn out? from a Pats fan, don’t count your seachickens

  109. trollhammer20 says: Dec 3, 2013 8:35 AM

    addlehead4 says:
    Dec 3, 2013 2:56 AM

    how do you nearly lose to teams like the bucs, texans and rams, and still be considered dominant?
    ______________________________

    Because you’re beating the snot out of playoff-contending teams like the Niners, Cardinals, and Saints.

  110. packersarethebest says: Dec 3, 2013 8:36 AM

    Glad to see those PEDs are working!

  111. thundastormz says: Dec 3, 2013 8:38 AM

    Panthers have the best chance to dethrone the hawks. Both have dominant defenses and strong running games. Panthers have the better QB but home field advantage in Seattle is huuuuuge. Can’t wait to see it in playoffs! (Keep in mind Panthers lost by 4 to Seattle after fumbling on the 8 yard line)

  112. elliottcovert says: Dec 3, 2013 8:43 AM

    I was thinking about what teams could potentially beat the Seahawks at home (not necessarily teams they play at home this season, but just hypothetically). I arrived at the conclusion that MAYBE the Eagles and the Panthers, both of which are excellent road teams, could have an outside shot, and possibly one of the other NFC South teams just due to familiarity. The Seahawks have an insane home advantage, especially when it gets cold outside.

  113. beastmode5150 says: Dec 3, 2013 8:45 AM

    Thanks saints fan. You guys will be fine, our hawks were just on it big time last night. Saints have a great fanbase, and the fans, with the exception of one that wanted to fight the entire bathroom last night were great.

  114. doubleogator says: Dec 3, 2013 9:09 AM

    I’m a Saints fan. Seattle looked super on both offense and defense, and Russel Wilson is the best young QB in the league along with Andrew Luck. Very impressive win…just one thing though, I would love to slap the smirk off of Pete Carroll’s face.

  115. cowboycjn says: Dec 3, 2013 9:19 AM

    Hey, the hawks outplayed the Saints. I said this two weeks ago- how the Saints were not consistent and if they brought their good team this would have been a good game. But then they bring their other team and the results showed that the Hawks wanted this win more than the Saints. The score reflects the true tempo of the game – its a sport and the Saints lost.

  116. jchuber says: Dec 3, 2013 9:41 AM

    The Superbowl should be home field advantage for team with best record. Not some raffle held by the NFL pukes.

    Why are they having the SB in New Jersey? Neither team has close to a winning record?
    Sounds like a pay-off or political favor to me!!!!
    Superbowl worth millions in revenue!!!!

  117. raiderlyfe510 says: Dec 3, 2013 9:42 AM

    If the Seahawks make it to the Super Bowl. New England’s going to throttle ‘em. That’s a seriously flawed squad.

    It’s hard to beat Seattle at home though. Historically. Even when they played in the Kingdome it was an automatic ” L” for my Raiders no matter how good of a team we had.

    49ers can win in Seattle though. Harbaugh has won there before.

  118. swaggyy says: Dec 3, 2013 9:53 AM

    Yeah, even though they’re tested all the time, the entire team is on PEDs. That makes sense. I think you guys need to find another excuse for their dominance. Hmmm maybe they’re just an extremely talented, well coached team led by a great QB. Yes, that is it.

  119. kevjones75 says: Dec 3, 2013 10:02 AM

    Warm weather team, with a warm weather schedule. It’ll be interesting to see how they do against the Giants in December, much less in February against the AFC champion

  120. denverdude7 says: Dec 3, 2013 10:09 AM

    The Seattle Seahawks are by far the best team in either conference. No other team even comes close. Every player on the team should be named to the Pro Bowl right now they are THAT good.

    I can only hope that my Broncos are lucky enough to be on the same field with them this coming February.

  121. sandersmarcus10 says: Dec 3, 2013 10:40 AM

    packersarethebest says:
    Dec 3, 2013 8:36 AM
    Glad to see those PEDs are working!

    Your team just got a beat down so you shouldnt even be speaking right now. Packers whole team is Rodgers and the D is boo boo!

  122. thebirdofprey2 says: Dec 3, 2013 10:57 AM

    Oh I am with you on KJ Wright being under appreciated. Bobby Wagner gets love, Bruce Irvin gets national press but KJ covering TE and the plays he makes on screens and running backs are amazing.

    I think he had an even better game than ET last night. Those deep pass break ups he made on Graham and Watson were beautiful.

  123. gallopinggilmore says: Dec 3, 2013 11:00 AM

    Dominant win in 30 degree rain against a team that hates playing outdoors and had to adjust to playing at night after a 3 hour time change. The phrase “trap game” never was more appropriate.

  124. ydousuk says: Dec 3, 2013 11:09 AM

    canetic says:Dec 2, 2013 11:52 PM

    Too bad the Super Bowl is a road game.
    ———————————————————-

    Too bad the Seahawks have the best road record in the league………….Moron.

  125. pipkinite says: Dec 3, 2013 11:59 AM

    49ers at their place will be tough, but I’m hoping our consistency will remain.

    And Wilson was more accurate last night than he has been all year, even though he has still been playing really well!

  126. pir8bill says: Dec 3, 2013 12:19 PM

    oreo51 says:
    Dec 2, 2013 11:53 PM
    The separation is in the preparation.
    Go Hawks!

    ————————————–
    The separation is in the amount of dope your defense is on. At the rate they are getting popped you might have to play the SB without a secondary

  127. beastmode5150 says: Dec 3, 2013 1:03 PM

    pir8bill says:
    Dec 3, 2013 12:19 PM
    oreo51 says:
    Dec 2, 2013 11:53 PM
    The separation is in the preparation.
    Go Hawks!

    ————————————–
    The separation is in the amount of dope your defense is on. At the rate they are getting popped you might have to play the SB without a secondary
    ——————————-
    Who’s on Dope besides Thurmond? If you say Browner, that is wrong and you don’t do your research, his test was from 2007 and he has passed 200 tests since.

  128. pw1265 says: Dec 3, 2013 2:27 PM

    The Seahawks put the beat down on the frauds from N.O.!!!!

    Its always a great night to see the whinning panty man get his behind kicked. The only surprise is that he didnt want a flag thrown for the Defense looking at him wrong….the panty man is always whinning about something.

  129. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 3, 2013 2:46 PM

    Always a good night when those frauds get exposed in real football weather.

  130. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 3, 2013 2:54 PM

    gallopinggilmore says: Dec 3, 2013 11:00 AM

    Dominant win in 30 degree rain against a team that hates playing outdoors and had to adjust to playing at night after a 3 hour time change. The phrase “trap game” never was more appropriate.
    ———–

    Trap game? A game that everyone circled for a month is a trap game?

  131. luca0135 says: Dec 3, 2013 3:52 PM

    Fact Check

    1) Hawks only need to WIN ONE MORE ROAD GAME (@Meadowlands on Feb. 2) to take home the Lombardi trophy!!

    2) Bruce Irvin was the only Hawks player to violate PED policies this year… and Adderall was the culprit. He was given a 4 game suspension. The current drug policy suspensions are not for PED usage, but for other illicit substances that are more likely to detract from game performance.

    GO HAWKS!!!

  132. boisestatewhodat says: Dec 3, 2013 4:59 PM

    As a lifelong Saints fan and regular smack talker on this site…I give full credit to the Seahawks. They were better than we were last night and probably better in general. We got our asses kicked last night and under Brees and Payton, that doesn’t happen often at all.

    Likely rematch in the post season that the Seahawks will likely win. I doubt in such convincing fashion again though. Good luck…I am completely deflated but very impressed as well.

  133. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 3, 2013 5:03 PM

    boisestatewhodat says: Dec 3, 2013 4:59 PM Likely rematch in the post season that the Seahawks will likely win. I doubt in such convincing fashion again though. Good luck…I am completely deflated but very impressed as well.
    ————-

    Don’t fool yourself. Seattle didn’t even ATTEMPT to score in the 4th quarter, and the Saints cannot stop their offense.

    Harvin didn’t play last night either, lest you forget.

  134. boisestatewhodat says: Dec 3, 2013 5:26 PM

    Mr. Wright…you seem to embody the arrogance so many other fans speak of when mentioning your team. I paid respect to the Seahawks and you fire back with arrogance? Wow…well, I can tell you this: at some point, maybe sooner than later, the Seahawks will come down to earth as all surging teams do…for fans like you, it will be an even tougher pill to swallow.

  135. boisestatewhodat says: Dec 3, 2013 5:28 PM

    Btw, don’t tell me they didn’t try to score…how dumb a remark is that? They went for it numerous times on 4th and short and long…silly Mr. Wright.

  136. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 3, 2013 5:37 PM

    boisestatewhodat says: Dec 3, 2013 5:26 PM

    Mr. Wright…you seem to embody the arrogance so many other fans speak of when mentioning your team. I paid respect to the Seahawks and you fire back with arrogance? Wow…well, I can tell you this: at some point, maybe sooner than later, the Seahawks will come down to earth as all surging teams do…for fans like you, it will be an even tougher pill to swallow.
    ——————

    First of all,

    – I am speaking reality and not arrogance.

    Secondly,

    – I am a GIANTS fan who watches every game every week.

    Thirdly,

    – You are arrogant for thinking a rematch would be any different. The Saints are frauds in real football weather, and each time they play in it in December and January, they get exposed.

  137. 49erfan44 says: Dec 3, 2013 6:23 PM

    I wish there were a way for Wilson to get a ring without the Seahawks getting one. Class act guy, team… Not so much.

  138. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 3, 2013 6:28 PM

    49erfan44 says: Dec 3, 2013 6:23 PM

    I wish there were a way for Wilson to get a ring without the Seahawks getting one. Class act guy, team… Not so much.
    ————-

    I wish there was a way to ensure that SF never won another Super Bowl, and even if they did, that SF fans would be eliminated from talking on social media.

    But I won’t get my wish. Neither will you.

  139. seaeagle707 says: Dec 3, 2013 6:35 PM

    If you take away the overblown “PED” excuse, the haters have got nothing left, to legitimately criticize the Seahawks with.

    Anyone who says that crowd noise at the Clink is artificial, has exposed themselves, as never having been there during a game.

    I don’t disrespect the Niners, but I can’t say the same for the Whiners. Sad bunch to rep for a team.

    Graham is a beast. Glad we don’t have to see him very often. You get him, JJ Watt, and Clay Matthews all on the same team, and that team will destroy the league.

  140. vegasvinnie says: Dec 3, 2013 10:00 PM

    Saints fan here. No excuses, Seattle just took it to the Saints. They were the better team last night and deserved the win. Respect and congrats to the Hawks and their fans. Hopefully, things will work out where we’ll get another shot there. I don’t doubt that it would be another tough challenge but all that you can hope for is a chance.

    To all of the pathetic whiners pulling the bountygate crap yet again, all that I can say is, show me any player (especially a QB) that the Saints have taken out in the Payton era. Then show me visible proof where it was done on purpose. If you can produce it, you’ll be doing something that the NFL still hasn’t been able to do.

    Hawks fans can talk smack because of last night. Falcons fans, Vikings fans and others, not so much. Panthers fans, you get two shots starting Sunday. Make the most of them.

  141. seahawksfan4ever says: Dec 3, 2013 10:45 PM

    I have never posted on site before but do enjoy reading all comments. What I don’t understand, frankly, is all the animosity. I’ve been a Hawks fan since the franchise was expanded, so I have lots of experience losing, but always loved my boys. Now that we have put together a great team and are winning ( not to PEDs or cheating, just great) why all the haters? It’s our turn. Next it will be someone else’s turn. Why can’t people accept losing gracefully without spewing so much venom? Your turn is coming. I’ll always be a Hawks fan, and there are other teams that I support, as long as we aren’t playing them :-) It’s childish (not childlike that is endearing) and immature to put others down only to make yourself feel better. Give credit where credit is due, I’ll do the same for you. Good luck Saint’s fans against the Panthers. Looking forward to Sunday Niner’s fans. Should be a great game regardless of who wins. GOOOOO Hawks!!!

  142. boisestatewhodat says: Dec 4, 2013 9:34 AM

    Mr. Wright…after all the football you say you watch, you should check your facts. Not true the Saints don’t win outside in December.

    Check the road win/loss records of all teams since 2006. You’ll see that the Patriots have won more road games in that time than any other team…2nd best record is owned by the Saints. Since 2009, no team has more road wins than New Orleans. This is fact, not assumption.

    C’mon Man!

  143. bpeterson464 says: Dec 4, 2013 6:49 PM

    Have to say that I was a little surprised to see someone say this:

    Or, Seattle played all their cards, and the Saint, a seasoned playoff team, showed nothing, knowing they are in the playoffs, and have seen the best the Seahawks have to offer. Close to the vest can be a very wise strategy come playoff time. My money is on the Saints. We will see.

    When Seattle was playing without one of the biggest wild cards in the league.

  144. pnwl4a says: Dec 5, 2013 7:47 PM

    jayniner says:
    Dec 2, 2013 11:59 PM
    Enjoy this win now Seattle because you come to our house next Sunday……don’t think you’ll have it as easy as you did tonight.

    ————————————

    you’re right….. easier

  145. Dogsweat says: Dec 6, 2013 11:38 AM

    Coin Tebow will crush the Seahawks Sunday.

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