The Seattle Seahawks will play the first NFL Wild Card Playoffs game of the weekend against the defending Super Bowl champs the New Orleans Saints Saturday January 8th. The Seattle Seahawks are the first team in NFL history that has made the NFL Playoffs with a losing record and with no one giving them a chance to advance they may be worth a look.
Which Quarterback Gives Seattle Seahawks Best Chance to Advance in NFL Playoffs?
Matt Hasselbeck will be under center for the Seattle Seahawks when they kick off against the New Orleans Saints on Saturday afternoon. Charlie Whitehurst held his own against the St Louis Rams in their play in game for the NFL Playoffs. Whitehurst was not spectacular but he did manage the game.
Hasselbeck is injury prone and now that Pete Carroll knows Whitehurst is serviceable in the quarterback position he can pull Hasselbeck if he looks rusty early Saturday. The question will be whether Carroll will pull the veteran for Whitehurst. Answer: Matt Hasselbeck Gives Seattle Seahawks best chance to advance in NFL Playoffs.
Will Seattle Seahawks be Able to Run Ball in NFL Playoffs?
The Seattle Seahawks have never settled on a running back this season. They have wavered all season long on a starter even after they traded for Marshawn Lynch. The Seattle Seahawks dismal second half of their season is a direct reflection on their inability to settle on a commitment to the run.
They currently rank 31st among the 32 NFL teams in rushing yardage and are averaging 89 yards per game. Answer: The Seattle Seahawks will not be able to run the ball in the NFL Playoffs and they will fall to one of the best pass defenses in the NFL, the New Orleans Saints.
Will Seattle Seahawks Pass Defense be Able to Contain Drew Brees in NFL Wild Card Playoffs Game?
The Seattle Seahawks pass defense ranks among the worst in the NFL also. They are yielding 249 yards per game to opposing quarterbacks and now they must face one of the most powerful offenses in recent memory. Marcus Trufant and Kelly Jennings are one of the weakest corner tandems in the NFL but young rookie Earl Thomas has shown promise at the safety position. Answer: The Seattle Seahawks pass defense will be lit up by Drew Brees in the NFL Playoffs.
Will Seattle Seahawks 12th Man Rattle New Orleans Saints?
Qwest Field is loud and the Seattle Seahawks take pride in being one of the loudest NFL stadiums. The New Orleans Saints are accustomed to dome noise and playing under excessive noise conditions as a recent NFL contender. Answer: The Seattle Seahawks 12th Man will not rattle Drew Brees and the defending Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints.
Seattle Seahawks NFL Playoffs Preview & Predictions
Whenever an NFL team is such an underdog entering the NFL Playoffs there is always an element of surprise for the better NFL team they are facing. The New Orleans Saints cannot take the Seattle Seahawks lightly in this NFL Wild Card Playoffs game.
The Seattle Seahawks are not a good enough team to overcome the talent deficit against their first round opponent in the NFL Playoffs. There is no possible way for the Seattle Seahawks to devise a plan to overcome the speed and skill of the defending Super Bowl Champs.
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