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Saints cut Seahawks’ lead in half

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It took more than three quarters, but the Saints are on the scoreboard in Saturday’s divisional playoff game in Seattle.

Khiry Robinson’s one-yard TD run off right end gave the Saints their first points of the game with 13:11 left in regulation.

Then, Mark Ingram scored a two-point conversion off the left side, cutting Seattle’s lead to 16-8.

Trailing 16-0 late in the third quarter, the Saints’ passing game finally kicked it into gear, with quarterback Drew Brees connecting with backup tight end Josh Hill on a 23-yard reception and with wideout Marques Colston on a 25-yard catch on back-to-back plays.

Both teams were held scoreless in the third quarter. However, by quarter’s end, the Saints’ offense finally started to resemble the highly regarded attack it has long been.

And then came New Orleans’ hard-earned first points of the game — a game that’s gotten a little more interesting.

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46 Responses to “Saints cut Seahawks’ lead in half”
  1. fanofevilempire says: Jan 11, 2014 7:02 PM

    bring back Erin Andrews damn it!

  2. mrhunt504 says: Jan 11, 2014 7:04 PM

    Let’s go Saints

  3. kingofthenorth92 says: Jan 11, 2014 7:06 PM

    Why the heck didn’t Pete Carroll challenge that obvious fumble!? Gamer changer right there

  4. jakec4 says: Jan 11, 2014 7:08 PM

    Better late than never for the Saints to wake up and make this a game at least. In most games the problem is the phantom calls. In this game they’re flagging nothing.

  5. johngaltwho says: Jan 11, 2014 7:09 PM

    As a Packer fan watching this game, its hard not to realize how much better both of these teams are on defense than my Packers. Its a little sad.

  6. bert1913 says: Jan 11, 2014 7:09 PM

    earl thomas dpoy

  7. sinnermike says: Jan 11, 2014 7:09 PM

    Since when is going through a receiver not a penalty?

  8. kkalama1 says: Jan 11, 2014 7:10 PM

    Graham cries as much as Harbaugh, every ball thrown to him, he throws his hands up like there should have been a flag

  9. mrhunt504 says: Jan 11, 2014 7:10 PM

    I think because of the personal foul penalty

  10. billyjoel9807 says: Jan 11, 2014 7:11 PM

    I feel a little embarrassed for this one announcer. He sounds like a giddy little Seachicken fanboy.

  11. nfl4days says: Jan 11, 2014 7:12 PM

    THIS is a football game.

  12. 6kingswest says: Jan 11, 2014 7:14 PM

    If the Saints happen to win this one…it would be CLASSIC! Seahawk fans are nearly as annoying as Packer fans. Bunch of blowhards!

  13. randomguy9999 says: Jan 11, 2014 7:15 PM

    Brees is gonna lose

  14. cornerstone2001 says: Jan 11, 2014 7:24 PM

    Can’t wait for the Niners to shut out this pathetic she hawk offense

  15. bert1913 says: Jan 11, 2014 7:25 PM

    seahawks own the saints

  16. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Jan 11, 2014 7:27 PM

    This game would’ve been over an hour ago if the Seahawks had a good QB.

  17. mf1849 says: Jan 11, 2014 7:29 PM

    cornerstone2001 says:
    Jan 11, 2014 7:24 PM
    Can’t wait for the Niners to shut out this pathetic she hawk offense
    ___________________________________

    Hopefully, the Whiners first get past that pathetic Carolina offense or did you mean next year?

  18. adderal says: Jan 11, 2014 7:30 PM

    Nice of the aints to give Seattle another bye week

  19. floratiotime says: Jan 11, 2014 7:32 PM

    And then they choked.

  20. mickton says: Jan 11, 2014 7:33 PM

    Don’t worry saints fans your team just isn’t good enough
    There’s always next year

  21. rainponcho87 says: Jan 11, 2014 7:35 PM

    Seattle doesn’t look as strong as I though. Defense is playing great but offense doesn’t look that good. They will have little running game against SF or Carolina.

  22. scalfor3 says: Jan 11, 2014 7:36 PM

    Replay shows Richard Sherman bear hugging Graham

    John Lynch: “What great coverage by such a great football player!”

  23. bert1913 says: Jan 11, 2014 7:39 PM

    close yet so far away

  24. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Jan 11, 2014 7:42 PM

    Golden Tate CHOKE

  25. mikeinfected says: Jan 11, 2014 7:44 PM

    what the heck was colston doing ?

  26. jiggy3198 says: Jan 11, 2014 7:46 PM

    That’s last play by Colston was one of the most idiotic I’ve ever seen. If he goes out of bounds they got the ball with seven seconds left from the 30 or so. They would be able to at least have one more play downfield.

  27. hess97 says: Jan 11, 2014 7:47 PM

    How dumb is Marques Colston? He must have thought the clock was 00

  28. 92nick182govikings says: Jan 11, 2014 7:47 PM

    Colston just made the dumbest decision ever if he would have went out of bounds they would have had a great shot at the endzone. If graham could have made those two field goals he would have been set up for a game winning field goal. Great exciting game tho!

  29. mgmac says: Jan 11, 2014 7:50 PM

    One of the most poorly officiated games in the historic the NFL
    The referees are getting worse and worse every game

  30. thefox61 says: Jan 11, 2014 7:50 PM

    Go Seahawks!

    Saints Geaux Home!

  31. mickton says: Jan 11, 2014 7:51 PM

    Na na. Na na good bye breaze& his little band of crybabies

  32. u4iadman says: Jan 11, 2014 7:52 PM

    Out of date reporting, game is over.

  33. 8oneanddones says: Jan 11, 2014 7:52 PM

    Lynch was an idiot for not going down on that TD run. That would have ended it.

  34. sabatimus says: Jan 11, 2014 7:52 PM

    Kick a field goal? DumbdumbDUMB!

  35. steelersfanfromtheseventies says: Jan 11, 2014 7:52 PM

    Garret hartley must have a big grin on his face about now

  36. Great Caesar's Ghost says: Jan 11, 2014 7:53 PM

    Looks like it’ll be Carolina in the Super Bowl, just as it’s looked all season. This changes nothing.

  37. kkalama1 says: Jan 11, 2014 7:55 PM

    A lot of what if for you saints. Just like the 2 interceptions that the seahawks had “what if” or the “what if” for the 2nd fumble recovery that got ruled a down for the saints that kept their drive going instead we would have scored. Too many excuses game shoulda been over early “what if” Robert Turbins 35 yard run didn’t get called back? The better team won today

  38. adderal says: Jan 11, 2014 7:55 PM

    If I was a hawk fan id be a little concerned with that O, really lacking a big play from the passing game. Im a little less worried about winning up there then I would have been before week 10

  39. gvrose8192 says: Jan 11, 2014 7:55 PM

    I want to know how much the Seahawks payed that Saints player who threw the game away. Seriously, there’s got to be some payola there.

    Anyway, once again we see that Seattle has a great defense and a piss poor offense. Maybe it’ll win them a superbowl but it’ll be an ugly one.

  40. pmars64 says: Jan 11, 2014 8:00 PM

    Wow, this game was there to be had by the Saints and it falls on Payton’s shoulders for calling a lousy game. Their D played great most of the day and good enough to win. But the offense trying to force-feed Graham instead of using him as a decoy and trying those stupid screen plays that never worked. And as well as they ran the ball, the Saints should have been more aggressive in their play-calling earlier in the game. It cost them big. Hats off to the Seahawks for winning, but Payton did a lousy job today and the Hawks better play better if they expect to win next Sunday. No question.

  41. rickyspanish says: Jan 11, 2014 8:01 PM

    cornerstone2001

    Don’t put the cart before the horse, amigo. The niners will have their hands full mañana.

  42. sweetnlow44 says: Jan 11, 2014 8:06 PM

    As a Seahawks fan, I’ve never been so mad after a win. Darrell Bevell’s play calling in the 2nd half was infuriating. A 16 point lead with 2 full quarters to go is no time to go ultra conservative. Our defense got tired because the offense didn’t care about sustaining drives. Pathetic.

    Wilson has to be a lot better too. Especially in the red zone. On the positive side, it’s nice to win when the offense doesn’t show up. But what a frustrating game.

  43. seaeagle707 says: Jan 11, 2014 8:08 PM

    I don’t know what’s going on in the VMAC anymore. Every week Wilson, does a presser and he’s all smiles and repeats his same old, same old. Same thing out of Pete. But lately, Wilson hasn’t been sharp in his passing, and I “do” question Pete’s play calling in the red zone. They’ve got Marshawn and Turbin, so why are they sending Russell to dance around looking for receivers? Marshawn gets you down the field, then at the four yard line you can’t remember who he is!

    Thankful for the win, but not the nerves dancing on the ceiling.

  44. iamwhodat says: Jan 11, 2014 8:14 PM

    Good game by my Saints, the better team won today. Get it done next week I’m rooting for you.

  45. beastmode5150 says: Jan 11, 2014 8:55 PM

    Cool story bro.

  46. hawkman4life says: Jan 12, 2014 12:09 AM

    Sure looked like a bounty on harvin.

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