It's embarrassing for Seattle residents, but exhilirating at the same time. The Seattle Seahawks, due to winning their division despite a 7-9 regular-season record, are now the recipients of a home playoff game this Saturday against the defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints.
How did they get here and what are their prospects? Easily answered. They were simply the best of the worst. Their prospects are fair to middlin' as they say. The Saints are coming off a loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and now must do the short week and play to a raucous crowd in Seattle.
How crazy a crowd?
Well...when they get loud at Qwest Field, it can be like trying to play football while standing on a runway with jets taking off fifty feet above your head. You can't hear a thing, and that's one of the reasons why Seattle averages just over two false-start calls on the opposing team every home game. It's a friggin' nightmare in there for opposing quarterbacks. They have to put their hands over those little holes in their helmets just to make sense of the calls coming from the sideline, and even THAT doesn't always work. Seattle fans know they can usually force a quarterback to call an unnecessary timeout at least once a game because he can't hear himself think.
Drew Brees and company come to Seattle with some serious weapons, however. It won't be easy for the Seahawks.
Who will come out on top? You got me, brother. I haven't a clue.