The New Orleans Saints traveled to Seattle Monday night to take on the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks, lead by Russell Wilson, who threw for 310 yards and three touchdowns, got up early on the Saints and never looked back. They cruised to an easy 34-7 victory.
Seattle continues to provide a large home field advantage thanks to the Seahawk fans known as the “12th man.” The fans set a Guinness World Record Monday night for noise at a sporting event, managing to cheer as loud as 137.6 decibels.
The win made the Seahawks the first team guarantee a spot in the NFC playoffs.
The Seahawks improved to 11-1 and gained a two game lead over the rest of the teams in the NFC. The lead puts Seattle in the driver’s seat for the number one seed and home field advantage which would make them almost impossible to defeat in the playoffs. The Saints fell to 9-3 and are now tied with the Carolina Panthers for second behind the Seahawks in the NFC.
Russell Wilson has been on fire this season and has made a case for player of the year while leading his team to a one loss record. He was able to pick apart the Saints’ secondary and continues to play at a very high level.
The Saints will try to bounce back next week. The seven points they put up Monday night matches the lowest amount scored by the Saints since Sean Payton took over in 2006.
Seattle is on pace to have the best record in the NFL at the end of the season, something the “12th man” would greatly appreciate.