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2014 NFL playoffs, Saints vs. Seahawks: Seattle hangs on to advance to NFC Championship

It got a little tighter in the final few minutes, but the Seattle defense confounded Drew Brees again and the Seahawks protected home field to get to the NFC title game.

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There was another Beast Quake Saturday

The Seattle Seahawks' fans keep shaking the earth when Marshawn Lynch does stuff.

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Harvin hurt in win over Saints

Seattle's biggest speed weapon is once again on the shelf after a rough playoff contest.

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Seahawks fans praise Lynch

Marshawn Lynch carried Seattle to within a win away from going to the Super Bowl.

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Michael Bennett has words for Jimmy Graham

Jimmy Graham had words for the Seahawks before the game, and the Seahawks had some words for him afterward.

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Lynch scores, Seahawks showered in Skittles

Marshawn Lynch had an enormous game vs the Saints in their Divisional Round matchup, but the proverbial cherry on top of his performance sundae was the unique way Seahawks fans like celebrating Lynch touchdowns -- a downpour of Skittles. Yep, Skittles.

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Marshawn Lynch hits 'Beast Mode'

The Seahawks running back was on another level and led the team to victory.

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Brees struggles in Seattle

Drew Brees didn't have his worst game on the stat sheet, but he made plenty of mistakes against the Seahawks in a playoff loss on Saturday.

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Saints vs. Seahawks ends with weird forward pass

In the annals of YOU CAN'T DO THAT, Marques Colston's game-ending forward pass is amongst the YOU CAN'T DO THAT-iest.

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Bracket update: SEA advances to NFC Championship

We now know one-half of the matchup for the NFC Championship game. Here's a look at an updated playoff bracket.

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Skittlesbombs for Marshawn Lynch

Marshawn Lynch has torched the Saints yet again on Saturday. His first touchdown run was vintage beast mode up the middle, but his late 31-yard touchdown run went around the edge to break it open and likely finished off the Saints. The first run prompted the usual Skittles shower, but  busting a long one in the final three minutes is deserving of ALL of the damn skittles, packaged neatly in this Skittlesbomb.

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Skittles.

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Harvin return prompts questions on concussion test

Two big hits to Percy Harvin, the first of which prompted a concussion test but removed him from the game for just a short stretch, have the Seahawks protocols under scrutiny on Saturday.

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Seahawks out to early lead at halftime

The Seattle Seahawks are out to a commanding 16-0 lead heading into the third quarter of Saturday's Divisional round game against the New Orleans Saints.

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Pete Carroll is loving the rain

Pete is wet, but Pete is happy.

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Lynch gets taste of rainbow

Taste the Rainbow, Marshawn. The touchdown is cool, too.

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Percy Harvin returns following big hit

Percy Harvin took a hugh hit up high, slamming his head into the turf but after going to the locker room and having his helmet taking away, he returned for Seattle's next offensive series.

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Saints punter takes snap to the crotch

Poor Thomas Morstead.

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Colts vs. Patriots

Join SB Nation's NFL crew for live coverage, GIFs, analysis and lots of fun for Saturday's Divisional round games in Seattle and New England.

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Pierre Thomas headlines Saints-Seahawks inactives

New Orleans will be forced to play without their leading rusher for a second consecutive week.

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Marshawn Lynch has a Lambo and a hostile hoodie

Yeah, this guy's ready for game day.

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Harvin officially active vs. Saints

Harvin is active and making his long-awaited return from a lingering hip injury.

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How to follow Saints vs. Seahawks in the playoffs

The New Orleans Saints shattered the perception they couldn't play on the road with a win over Philadelphia, but now they travel to Seattle in a hostile CenturyLink Field. An NFC Championship berth is on the line for both teams, and the Seahawks defense will be tested.

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Rise of the underdogs?

The Saints have a tall order, winning in Seattle on Saturday afternoon. On the other side of the country, the upstart Colts will try to upset the Patriots. Jason Chilton takes a closer look to see if the underdogs can prevail.

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Seahawks out to defeat Saints for a 2nd time

Seattle hammered New Orleans in the only meeting of the season between the two teams. The hard part will be doing it again.

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NFL Divisional playoff weather forecast

Two games on Saturday being played on the west coast and east coast of the United States will experience very similar weather conditions, wet and windy.

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The Divisional round's most important matchups

This weekend's Divisional round games are bigger than just a handful of superstar quarterbacks. Danny Kelly takes us to the film room for a look at the weekend's most critical matchups.

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Saturday's NFL schedule

Saturday will be full of intrigue with four teams battling to continue their Super Bowl dreams.

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NFL injury roundup: Ryan Mathews questionable

Wild Card weekend left a few teams limping into the Divisional round.

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Popeyes sends the Saints chicken via armored truck

After one Popeyes-related playoff victory, the New Orleans Saints got ready to take on the Seahawks with more fried chicken. This time, the chain sent the team their fix -- in an armored truck.

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Pierre Thomas back at Saints practice

Thomas was back at practice Thursday but may still miss the Saints' playoff game against the Seahawks this weekend. If so, New Orleans will have to rely on the three-headed rushing attack that carried them past the Eagles.

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What does Percy Harvin's return mean?

The return of Percy Harvin to the Seahawks could be a defining moment -- now it's time to look at his impact on Saturday.

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Richard Sherman at a loss for words?

The most talkative player in the league is preparing for the biggest game of his career, and once again he's not shying away from revealing his true feelings.

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Seattle favored by more than a TD vs. Saints

The Seahawks blew out the Saints in Week 13 and are big favorites for the rematch on Saturday.

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Seahawks vs. Saints Wednesday practice report

Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis participated fully in practice, while the Seahawks' Percy Harvin was back as well.

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Uffsides: Saints-Seahawks Divisional round preview

It's not just a rematch of Week 13's Monday night 34-7 shellacking, it's also the three-year anniversary of Marshawn Lynch's famous "Beastquake" run against the Saints in the playoffs. Can the Seahawks continue their home dominance and make it three in a row against Sean Payton and Drew Brees in Seattle? Or can the Saints overcome their road woes for a second consecutive week? Matt Ufford and the crew preview the games and make their predictions.

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Experts favor Seahawks over Saints

Experts are favoring the Seattle Seahawks in the Divisional round, which is unsurprising given their home-field advantage against the New Orleans Saints.

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NFL injuries: Harvin, Lewis practice

Percy Harvin might play Saturday. If he does, Keenan Lewis insists he'll be there to help cover him.

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Keenan Lewis expects to play

The Saints should have their top corner against Seattle as Keenan Lewis is likely to return.

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Saints big road underdogs to Seattle: Odds Shark

The Saints bucked a trend last week by winning on the road, and they face a tougher road challenge in Seattle. The Seahawks are big favorites, according to the NFC Divisional playoff betting lines at Odds Shark.

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Divisional Round refs assigned

Here is the list of referees assigned to each Divisional Round game this week.

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