Seahawks Send Saints Limping Home

By Associated Press
|  Saturday, Jan 8, 2011  |  Updated 7:45 PM CDT
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Seahawks Send Saints Limping Home

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Matt Hasselbeck threw four touchdown passes and Marshawn Lynch scored on an electrifying 67-yard run in the final minutes to lead the Seattle Seahawks to an improbable 41-36 victory over the defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints in the opening round of the playoffs.
 

The Seahawks (8-9) came into Saturday's game as the first division winner with a losing record, yet pulled off one of the biggest upsets in NFL playoff history — with authority.

The Seahawks held a 34-20 early in the fourth quarter before Drew Brees looked ready to lead the Saints (11-6) on one of their patented comebacks. But Lynch broke about a half-dozen tackles for his TD with 3:22 left as Seattle finished off the Saints.

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