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).