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New Orleans Saints Vs. Seattle Seahawks Score: 17-14, Saints Lead In 2nd Quarter

The Seahawks were a Jekkyl-and-Hyde team throughout the entire 2010 season and they show no signs of messing with that profile in their playoff game against the Saints. One minute they look as though they don’t belong on the same field as the Saints then, in a blink of an eye, they morph into a playoff caliber team as they did with their second touchdown of the game, cutting the Saints to three, 17-14.

The drive covered 70 yards in five plays and ended with John Carlson’s second touchdown reception from Matt Hasselbeck but the real gem was a 39-yard catch-and-run by Cameron Morrah. Hasselbeck was moments away from being sacked before lofting a pass usually reserved for a game of 500 we all played as kids. Morrah made the catch and was pushed out of bounds at the seven-yard line. A play later, Carlson scored.

Despite not being able to stop the Saints on offense, this is actually a surprising performance by the Seahawks offense and they have to feel encouraged.

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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.