METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Ever since getting pounded by the Seahawks early last month, the New Orleans Saints have learned to love the idea of going back to Seattle.
Coach Sean Payton has even had Seahawks logos painted in the middle of outdoor and indoor practice fields.
Quarterback Drew Brees says ever since the Saints' 34-7 loss to the Seahawks in Week 13, they figured they might have to visit Seattle again in the playoffs. He says they hoped for another shot to play the NFC's top seed and expect a better performance Saturday afternoon.
New Orleans' seven points in the first meeting matched its lowest scoring output since Payton, who designed the offense, took over in 2006. The Saints' 188 total yards were the fewest of the Payton era.
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