2011 NFL WildCard WeekendNew Orleans Saints vs.
Seattle SeahawksJanuary 04, 2011 by Marc Jerbs

On Saturday, the Seattle Seahawks will host the New Orleans Saints for a NFC WildCard Weekend match at Qwest Field in Seattle, WA. The Seahawks were the last team to punch a playoff ticket after beating the St. Louis Rams, 16-6. The win eventually earned them as the NFC West champion, the weakest division considered by sports analyst in the NFL.

The Seahawks are the first team with a losing record that was able to make the playoffs. However, they are out to prove the pundits that they are worthy and capable of knocking out the Super Bowl defending champions at their home turf. The Seahawks have a chance to beat the Saints if they could generate a solid running game mixed with their passing game.

The defending Super Bowl champions Saints are trying to become the first team to repeat since 2003. The last team ever to record a back-to-back Super Bowl champions are the New England Patriots. To attain their aspirations they must win three road games for a shot at Super Bowl XLV.

The sportsbook handicappers have placed the defending Super Bowl champions New Orleans Saints as a 10.5-point favorite to beat the NFC West champions Seattle Seahawks.