Dec 2, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; A Seattle Seahawks fan holds up a sign during the end of the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New Orleans Saints at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated New Orleans 34-7. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Carroll on Saints rematch: '...they're going to come loaded up'

The last time the New Orleans Saints visited CenturyLink Field they were absolutely demolished at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks and quarterback Russell Wilson.

In the ‘Hawks 34-7 victory, Wilson went 22-of-30 for 310 yards with three touchdowns and had a game-high 47 yards rushing on 8 carries.

Seattle held New Orleans to 188 total yards on offense and gained 429 themselves.

Well, the Saints are headed back to the Emerald City with a trip to the NFC Championship game on the line and you can expect revenge to be on their collective minds after that embarrassment.

Seattle and New Orleans ranked 1st and 2nd, respectively, in the NFL in passing yards against during the regular season.  New Orleans ranked second in passing yards per game. Drew Brees was held to a season-low 147 yards against the Seahawks in that December 2nd matchup.

See a trend developing here?

Seahawks’ head coach Pete Carroll is well aware of the danger of complacency against the more-than-capable Saints and plans to let his team know about it this week, according to a report from Terry Blount at

“Oh, no,” Carroll said. “There are no automatics here. They’re going to hear about it. It’s human nature that you would like to think it’s going to be the same. But we have to know better than that. We need to respect this for what it is, a great championship matchup, and they’re going to come loaded up.”

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