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Seahawks favorites of more than a touchdown vs. Saints

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Nevada oddsmakers have installed a clear favorite in Saturday’s divisional-round matchup between the Seahawks and Saints in Seattle.

As you might expect, the team that won the previous matchup by 27 points is the one favored.

The Seahawks are 8.5-point favorites at numerous Nevada sports books, according to multiple websites that monitor the posted lines in the state.

The Seahawks defeated the Saints 34-7 in Seattle on December 2. Seattle was a six-point favorite in the first meeting.

The Saints have not been a underdog of more than a touchdown in a playoff game since 2000, when they were eight-point underdogs at Minnesota, according to Jim Feist point spread archives. The Vikings won 34-16.

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  1. hawksfan3737 says: Jan 5, 2014 1:03 PM

    Go HAWKS!

  2. thepftpoet says: Jan 5, 2014 1:07 PM

    The Seahawks will get obliterated & embarrassed at home next week.

    One & done will be a common thing in Seattle for the next decade

  3. bucrightoff says: Jan 5, 2014 1:08 PM

    Saints will definitely cover that.

  4. 4thqtrsaint says: Jan 5, 2014 1:10 PM

    That’s not bad. I fully expected they would be 10-14 pt favorites.

  5. ratsfoiledagain says: Jan 5, 2014 1:11 PM

    I don’t care if it’s by 20 points, or 1 point. As long as the Seahawks have more points when the game clock is at zero, I’m good.

    Because that’s all that truly matters. Hopefully it’s a good game.

  6. jakec4 says: Jan 5, 2014 1:11 PM

    Everything is headed for a 49ers-Seahawks NFC Championship. At least I hope so. That would be the best possible game.

  7. boisestatewhodat says: Jan 5, 2014 1:11 PM

    Watch the saints take this one too!

  8. matt4477 says: Jan 5, 2014 1:20 PM

    Vegas got it right

  9. thundastormz says: Jan 5, 2014 1:21 PM

    Panthers vs. Seahawks NFC Championship.

  10. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: Jan 5, 2014 1:23 PM

    Saints gained valuable intel on the Monday Night debacle. Will be different this time around. I fully expect Sean Payton to out coach the glad-handing, gum chewing butt slapper.

    San Francisco and Arizona exposed Russell Wilson. All they gotta do is pull up the film. The film don’t lie!

  11. babyfarkmcgeezax says: Jan 5, 2014 1:26 PM

    Seahawks also favorites to take way more PEDs than any other team

  12. chawk12thman says: Jan 5, 2014 1:28 PM

    Seahawks need to keep focus and not believe the odds makers who are only looking to get people to make a bet. The Saints can get a ton of points if no pass rush and the run isn’t stopped initially. Don’t count on Brees to throw lousy passes like he did in Philly. If he does, its over early.

    Feels like Seattle will get passed this team if they play their game and don’t relax from all the hype. Go Hawks!

  13. saintsallday says: Jan 5, 2014 1:29 PM

    The Saints were 2.5 point underdogs against the eagles and won that game. Saints gotta be prepared and focused. I wonder what Sean Paytons gonna do with that. Maybe purple gatorade

  14. thepftpoet says: Jan 5, 2014 1:31 PM

    The Seahawks lost to the lowly cardinals at home…

    Enough said.

  15. doubleogator says: Jan 5, 2014 1:44 PM

    Saints showed a new dimension vs Philly, the running game looked strong, and this will again be key vs Seattle…

  16. kylexitron says: Jan 5, 2014 1:50 PM

    “Seahawks also favorites to take way more PEDs than any other team”

    Except for the Broncos and Giants.

    Facts are cool.

  17. mancave001 says: Jan 5, 2014 1:52 PM

    They should be favored as they are. Philly’s defense played in characteristically bad against the run and they were bad on special teams too…Saints still barely pulled it off. Can’t wait to see Drew Brees cry for more flags and demand explanations. The cheaters will never win another Super Bowl.

  18. skolvikesskol says: Jan 5, 2014 1:53 PM

    Ummm, that’s all. Skwaks to cover – STONE COLD LOCK!

  19. 49erstim says: Jan 5, 2014 1:54 PM

    Hopefully for you die-hard ‘Hawks fans this isn’t another “glorified practice”.

  20. bikerhal says: Jan 5, 2014 1:54 PM

    I am happy whatever the outcome, after pulling off the road win in Philly. Seattle has a great team, and the pressure is on them to win NOW before they have to cough up the big bucks to Russell and have to let other players go like the Saints had to do when we resigned Drew.

    I love the underdog role.

    Go Saints!

  21. johnclaytonsponytail says: Jan 5, 2014 1:54 PM

    Just because of this the Saints will cover. Vegas runs the NFL and will make someone Rich.

  22. adderal says: Jan 5, 2014 1:58 PM

    I think it should be closer then the last one, when you have one of the top three qb”s that is always an x factor.

  23. MichaelEdits says: Jan 5, 2014 2:00 PM

    Go Saints! Who Dat! Yeah Saints!

    (I live in Charlotte and want the NFC championship to be played here.)

  24. sweetnlow44 says: Jan 5, 2014 2:01 PM

    Not making the playoffs at all will be a common thing for the Vikings in the next decade.

  25. chawk12thman says: Jan 5, 2014 2:06 PM

    MichalEdits: you may not get a chance to watch the NFC Championship except on T.V., regardless on what the Seattle/N.O. result……..SF and GB can both come into Charlotte and win next Sunday…….In fact, I bet that happens.

  26. greg2geez says: Jan 5, 2014 2:09 PM

    Wonder if there’s any dumb money left to move the line like the Chiefs did.

  27. rcpecook says: Jan 5, 2014 2:20 PM

    It’s all due to the 12th man (that was copied/stolen from A&M).

  28. jayovalentine says: Jan 5, 2014 2:30 PM

    Saints will find a way to win. Not a fan of either team but I think Seattle is a little overrated.

  29. oreo51 says: Jan 5, 2014 2:32 PM

    This one will not be close. Seattle installed some new plays this week to utilize Percy Harvin. The Saints defense will have no idea what is coming. Harvin gives them a new dimension none of us have seen. In addition, the Saints CB’s are injured. With Kenny Vaccaro and Kennan Lewis out, Wilson and the Seahawk receivers will have a field day playing against a defensive backfield full of safeties. Marshawn will capitalize as the Saints try to stop the pass.

  30. zhawk12 says: Jan 5, 2014 2:32 PM

    Expect a much better game from the Saints this time, but they ARE pretty beat up and the Hawks are rested and healthy.
    THIS: The Hawks ready to unleash the Ferrari on the NFL for a needed offensive boost….

  31. jayovalentine says: Jan 5, 2014 2:32 PM

    It will be Michael edits

  32. southernpatriots says: Jan 5, 2014 2:37 PM

    Payton will get his players Popeye’s Chicken and Biscuits on the plane ride, the green Gatoraid, and another “new” warmups….that all means a win over the SeaRats.

    Allons les Saints! Geaux Saints!

  33. azjohnny says: Jan 5, 2014 2:40 PM

    My money is on the NFL’s #1 defense

  34. 5to46hawkfan says: Jan 5, 2014 3:02 PM

    GO HAWKS!!!!!

  35. winninaintsinnin says: Jan 5, 2014 3:31 PM

    If PH plays at all Saints are in deep shat.

    Teams have been loading the box and not letting ML et off. But you can’t do that with PH on the field.

  36. seahawks3thewin says: Jan 5, 2014 4:55 PM

    I believe when the Seahawks lost at home to the cardinals they were aiming to keep them in the playoffs so the cardinals could knock out san Francisco. This is called strategy. It wont happen in the playoffs unless it is win win win.

  37. southernpatriots says: Jan 5, 2014 5:06 PM

    You are good at fiction, aren’t you? Must have majored in creative writing.

  38. bcajun says: Jan 5, 2014 5:20 PM

    Harvin=glass

  39. tennaseahawkfan says: Jan 5, 2014 6:34 PM

    I have a lot of respect for the saints, but I am confident that the Hawks will win this game.

    As far as the loss to the Cardinals, it was unfortunate but the Redbirds almost replaced the saints in the wildcard race. I believe the cardinals are a better team than the saints. Think about it, they have to play both the niners and hawks twice a year.

  40. dfwhawkguy says: Jan 5, 2014 6:40 PM

    Funniest part is this could be the closest point spread in a Hawks game all the way through the SB after the Saints get rolled by 30. Geaux Hawks!

  41. whodat2 says: Jan 5, 2014 8:23 PM

    This will be a closer game than last time….Oh Hawk fans….don’t jump off the ledge when the Saints come in and “get lucky and win”.

    Popeyes+Easy Mac+Green Gatorade= Victory

  42. stoptrippn says: Jan 5, 2014 8:27 PM

    Pete…you are the worst person ever to coach at USC.

  43. musicman495 says: Jan 5, 2014 9:18 PM

    So now Percy Harvin is going to be the difference maker? Is that the same Percy Harvin who brought all those Super Bowls to Minnesota? Yeah, I thought so. Stop trying to justify the stupidity of your organization wasting a first round pick on a guy who most people knew when the trade was made cannot stay on the field.

  44. slugbaitspace says: Jan 5, 2014 9:36 PM

    thepftpoet says:
    Jan 5, 2014 1:07 PM
    The Seahawks will get obliterated & embarrassed at home next week
    ——————–
    Considering that the ‘hawks haven’t lost a game by more than 7 points in well over two seasons, with only once loss in the last 16 at home, I believe that your prediction of “obliteration” would be considered by most professionals as “conversion disorder”.

  45. bruiser1113 says: Jan 6, 2014 2:32 AM

    Philly’s defense gave up whopping 408 points against opponents (whose winning avg. was 0.453) during the regular season, or 25.5 points per game, whereas the Seahawks’ defense allowed meager 231 points or 14.4 points per game against opponents with winning avg. of 0.514.

    So the Saints outscored Philly 26-24 tonight, but that’s what everybody else scored against the Eagles on average during the season. And that somehow will translate to “obliterating” Seahawks next week? I suppose anything is possible during the playoffs, but I’m no betting against Vegas’ lines…

  46. rublestiltzkin says: Jan 6, 2014 5:16 AM

    I can see the Drew and Sean learning a few things about Seattle, based on their last game here. I respect both of them a great deal, and they both know the game. Conversely, I could also see the Seahawks defense showing how they learned a few things, and wind up shutting out the saints all together. Realistically though, I see a tad bit closer version of the game earlier this year. Seattle- 30, New Orleans- 20
    After that, the Seahawks go on to defeat the 49ers, cuz they can’t win in the Clink. Seattle- 23, San Fran- 9. Then its off to the super bowl, where Seattle will beat the new England patriots in a thriller. Seattle- 29, new England- 23, (ot) earl gets a picksix in overtime to seal it for the hawks

  47. biloxibaserudie says: Jan 6, 2014 6:51 AM

    Love it eagles making excuses over their loss to the Saints , will be a different game vs seahawks.
    has the eagles beat the saints in the last 8 meetings , why they find it hard to get over this loss?

  48. achillesofwooters says: Jan 6, 2014 8:30 AM

    Nothing like a reasonable betting line to bring out the haters in force. This game will be different from the first one; they always are. However the outcome will be the same. Wilson hasn’t benn his usual efficient self the last 4 weeks, but seemed to click again and regain his confidence at the end of the Rams game (ala the 2nd half of the Bucs game, where he rattled off 3 straight 130+ passer rating games). The Saints will have learned a few things from the last matchup, but the Seah

  49. achillesofwooters says: Jan 6, 2014 8:33 AM

    Seahawks secondary talent and pass rush will frustrate Brees all game. Sheahawks win a closer game this time around.

  50. nowillrepeat says: Jan 6, 2014 12:01 PM

    I have a lot of respect for the saints, but I am confident that the Hawks will win this game.

    As far as the loss to the Cardinals, it was unfortunate but the Redbirds almost replaced the saints in the wildcard race. I believe the cardinals are a better team than the saints. Think about it, they have to play both the niners and hawks twice a year.
    ——————————————

    You do realize the Saints destroyed the Cardinals 31-7 this past year, right? Clearly, the Hawks are beatable at home.

  51. nowillrepeat says: Jan 6, 2014 12:06 PM

    Saints crushed the Seahawks during the regular season in 2010, than lost to them in the playoffs.

    Point is, it’s tough to beat a team twice, especially when there is no tomorrow.

    This game will be tough, but the Saints are capable of winning.

  52. rcknrog11 says: Jan 6, 2014 12:08 PM

    pftpoet-so what your saying is the Hawks will be in the play-offs every year for ten years? Sweet!!

    Go Hawks!

  53. rcknrog11 says: Jan 6, 2014 12:20 PM

    It is extremely difficult to not be an ass on these treads, I have been guilty many times. Its hard because we take all this fandom personally. Each team is more than capable of winning, not betting on either team but absolutely…Go Hawks!!

  54. beastmode5150 says: Jan 6, 2014 12:58 PM

    Closer than last time, but Hawks should win, line is about right. 23-13.

  55. fathernature1 says: Jan 6, 2014 3:17 PM

    As Russell would say, Go HAWKS!

  56. ratsfoiledagain says: Jan 6, 2014 3:39 PM

    thereisfootballwestofjersey says:
    Jan 5, 2014 1:23 PM

    Saints gained valuable intel on the Monday Night debacle. Will be different this time around. I fully expect Sean Payton to out coach the glad-handing, gum chewing butt slapper.

    San Francisco and Arizona exposed Russell Wilson. All they gotta do is pull up the film. The film don’t lie!
    **********
    The last game in S.F.:
    Kaep – 15/29, 175 yds, 1 td, 1 int

    Wilson 15/25, 199 yds, 1 td, 1 int

  57. kkalama1 says: Jan 6, 2014 3:39 PM

    The saints are done after this weekend. I expected more the last meeting. Seattles D is relentless and will get to Brees often, even if its not a sack…he will be hurried into throwing it away or to Sherman or Thomas

  58. hawkmasterflex says: Jan 6, 2014 4:30 PM

    Some funny comments on here. What stands out the most is all the Hawks haters out there. That’s okay, thank you for reminding us we’re on top. Haters always hate those better than them ;)
    GO HAWKS!!!! #12

  59. natepalmer1 says: Jan 6, 2014 4:40 PM

    Seahawks will win this game…Saints are soft, Seattle has never been exposed, and there total point loss this season is 15 pts…To the whiny little girls that can’t handle it, get your kleen-ex boxes ready…

  60. section325 says: Jan 6, 2014 4:47 PM

    It’ll likely be a better game, but in the end, butt kicking part deux; geez Hawks! Saints come marching (and fist pumping) in and go crawlin’ out!

  61. whodat2 says: Jan 6, 2014 6:20 PM

    NBC Stat Chris Collinsworthless pointed out:

    Teams are 14-195 in playoff games losing the turnover battle.

    Correction 15-195 Who Dat!!

    **The game earlier in December is not a precursor to what will take place in this game. This game will be a tight affair. SP and Rob have the motivation to deflate the entire stadium on Saturday.

    Keep hating….the Who Dat train will roll over the 12th man and head to the NFC Championship game. Don’t be shocked “Hawk Fans”!

  62. charleypattonsguitar says: Jan 6, 2014 7:17 PM

    Keep 34-7 in mind. Seattle team and fans are already anxiously awaiting the arrival of SF or Carolina for the NFC Championship Game in Seattle. I personally love this as a Saints fan.

    34-7…34-7.

  63. section325 says: Jan 6, 2014 9:20 PM

    Charley Air Guitar – We’re not anxiously awaiting anything but the chance for butt whoop in’ part deux! Or part three if you count playoffs 2010 chump!

  64. cnola23 says: Jan 7, 2014 2:22 AM

    The Seahawks are spying. Spygate 2.0. It’s blatantly obvious. Their not that good on defense they just know the routes ahead of time. They are a clone of the 2001 patriots team. I’m a very observant spectator and it’s easy to tell. If the Saints don’t show them anything pregame then they should easily win.

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