I am a Raiders fan, so despite living in the Seattle area, I was not expecting much from the Seahawks in this playoff game. I wasn’t offended by their losing record, like so many (though the Raiders were 8-8), but I really was assuming a blowout.
The game started as expected, with the Saints scoring on their first two drives, one of them coming from a Hasselbeck interception. But then, Hasselbeck was able to answer touchdown for touchdown, and the Hawks defense finally showed up.
It’s just a reminder, record doesn’t matter in the playoffs, just who wins this game.