During his post-game press conference on Monday night, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees defended his team’s play on the road and their harrowing 34-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
While Brees remained steadfast in claims that New Orleans could hang with anyone the road, evidence suggests otherwise.
New Orleans is 0-5 all-time in road playoff games. What should be more alarming though is the 0- 3 record the Saints have posted thus far during the Payton/Brees era.
The Saints lost postseason road games to Chicago, Seattle, and San Francisco since 2006. So, why should we believe that the same leadership which lost to a 7-9 Seahawks team as defending Super Bowl champions stands a chance against one of the best teams in Seattle history?
This is Seattle’s NFC to give away.
#1 – Denver Broncos (AFC West champion, bye)
#2 – New England Patriots (AFC East champion, bye)
#3 – Indianapolis Colts (AFC South champion)
#4 – Cincinnati Bengals (AFC North champion)
#5 – Kansas City Chiefs (Wild Card)
#6 – Baltimore Ravens (Wild Card)
#1 – Seattle Seahawks (NFC West champion, bye)
#2 – New Orleans Saints (NFC South champion, bye)
#3 – Detroit Lions (NFC North champion)
#4 – Dallas Cowboys (NFC East champion)
#5 – Carolina Panthers (Wild Card)
#6 – San Francisco 49ers (Wild Card)
PROPOSED, FICTIONAL TV SCHEDULE
SATURDAY, JANUARY 4 @ 4:30PM – #5 Kansas City Chiefs at #4 Cincinnati Bengals (NBC)*
SATURDAY, JANUARY 4 @ 8:00PM – #5 Carolina Panthers at #4 Dallas Cowboys (NBC)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 5 @ 1:00PM – #6 San Francisco 49ers at #3 Detroit Lions (FOX)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 5 @ 4:30PM – #6 Baltimore Ravens at #3 Indianapolis Colts (CBS)
*Also known as the “Brad Nessler Game.”
DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF ROUND:
SATURDAY, JANUARY 11 @ 4:30PM – DET/DAL/CAR at #2 New Orleans (FOX)
SATURDAY, JANUARY 11 @ 8PM – CIN/KC/BAL at #1 Denver (CBS)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 12 @ 1PM – IND/CIN/KC at #2 New England (CBS)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 12 @ 4:30PM – DAL/CAR/SF at #1 Seattle (FOX)
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