2014 NFL Playoffs: New Orleans Saints vs Seattle Seahawks Open Thread

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The first matchup today is the Saints visiting the Seahawks. Come watch it with us!

The first of two games tonight features a somewhat-rematch. Remember when the Seahawks won the NFC West with a 7-9 record? The team they beat that week in the playoffs was the New Orleans Saints. You may well remember it as the "Beast Quake" game.

It opened up a lot of discussion about how a team with a losing record shouldn't host a playoff game, and with talk this year about playoff reseeding... Pardon me for saying it, but that's ridiculous. If you win your division, you get a home playoff game. And they won that playoff game at home. Does that mean the Saints were an awful team?

Eh, whatever, what's past is past.

(6) New Orleans Saints (11-5) vs. (1) Seattle Seahawks (13-3)

Time: 4:35 p.m. ET

TV channel: Fox

Online streaming: Click here

Odds: Seahawks 8-point favorite

Last game: 12/2/13, Seahawks won, 34-7

SB Nation blogs: Canal Street Chronicles and Field Gulls

This is your open thread for the first game of tonight's NFL action. We'll have a second thread for you for tonight's Patriots and Colts matchup. But until then, Open Thread Responsibly (TM).

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