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SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 02: Center Brian de la Puente of the New Orleans Saints prepares to hike the ball against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on December 2, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

New Orleans Saints & Seattle Seahawks Meet Again For Round 2

The first time the Seattle Seahawks and New Orleans Saints met in Week 13, it was for NFC Supremacy. Now in Week 19, the true force of the NFC will be revealed.

01/07/2014

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Rant Sports: 5 Key Matchups For Saturday

As reported earlier, it’s hard to imagine Saturday’s matchup between the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks will be anything like the Week 13, Monday Night Football blowout that ended with a 34-7 win for Seattle.

1090 The Fan–01/06/2014

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Hawks Can’t Expect Similar Game Against Saints

Pete Carroll and the Seahawks will face New Orleans on Saturday in the second round of the playoffs less than six weeks after Seattle routed the Saints 34-7 in early December.

1090 The Fan–01/06/2014

Brees and the Saints look to shed their road woes at Philadelphia. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Churchill’s Wild Card Picks

It’s Wild Card Weekend in the National Football League. A two-day run that may be the best of the year in all of sports, and one that will send home four of the 12 postseason participants.

1090 The Fan–01/04/2014

Aaron Rodgers (credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Keidel: From Foles To The Frozen Tundra – Wild Card Weekend

Every game this weekend has fascinating plots, from Cincinnati trying to break their playoff futility to the Frozen Tundra earning its sobriquet with a 30-below wind chill expected Sunday.

01/03/2014

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Swartz: Seahawks Make The Most Of Playoff Bye

Recharge the bodies and minds. Sharpen the blocking and tackling techniques. Those are the rewards and goals for Seattle’s top seeded playoff team during a first round bye.

1090 The Fan–01/03/2014

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Seahawks Can Bust Myth Of Home Field Advantage

Home field advantage hasn’t been the stone-cold lock some believe it is. The first-round bye has bitten several top seeds over the year, and the phrase “Any Given Sunday” is truly in effect, no matter the team nor venue.

1090 The Fan–01/01/2014

SEATTLE - DECEMBER 29: Golden Tate #81 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates a touchdown with teamamates against the St. Louis Rams on December 29, 2013 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Which Team Is The Best Opponent for Seattle?

Seattle has already faced, and beaten, both the Saints and 49ers this season but not the Packers. Does the unknown help or hurt a team in the Playoffs?

12/31/2013

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 29: kicker Phil Dawson #9 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after kicking the game winning 40 yard field goal against the Arizona Cardinals during the final moments of the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 29, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. The 49ers defeated the Cardinals 23-20. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

49ers Lean On Experience In NFC Playoffs

Last year, the 49ers made an improbable run to the Super Bowl, before falling one play short of reaching the ultimate team goal. They lost to the Baltimore Ravens, a more experienced team that rode momentum all the way to a Championship. This year it’s San Francisco who fits this description and unlike last year, the Niners have everything in place to get past the rest of the NFC.

12/31/2013

CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 29: Jeromy Miles #36 of the Baltimore Ravens and Shawn Williams #40 of the Cincinnati Bengals tussle after a play during the 34-17 Bengals win at Paul Brown Stadium on December 29, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

With Playoffs Looming, 2014 Opponents Set For Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals had a great season and are looking forward to welcoming the San Diego Chargers into Paul Brown Stadium for the Wild Card round of the playoffs. Even with that game on the immediate horizon, the 2014 opponents for the Bengals have now been set.

12/31/2013

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