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.”

Tags: Drew Brees New Orleans Saints NFL Pete Carroll Russell Wilson Seattle Seahawks

  • ahrcshaw

    You can bet your last dollar Brees and the Saints will be loaded for bear when they go to SeaHawk country. From now on out no game is a shoe in for any team, and the odds mean nothing. Saints will beat the SeaHawks, and the Panthers will beat the 49ers, Broncos over the Chargers, and NE over Luck and company. How do I know, because I say so. Go Panthers and pound those 49ers.

    • hawkman54

      Go post on your own Boards – although I do like the Panthers in that game – Hawks will win !!!!!
      GO HAWKS !!!!!

      • ahrcshaw

        It is more fun when you are in the oppositions back yard. Go Panthers and pound those 49ers.

        • hawkman54

          So you want the Saints just so the panthers (if they win) don’t have to play Seattle, RIGHT ! Lame !!!!!

          • ahrcshaw

            Good point but not the reason, I would love a rematch with the Hawks, but I do not want to travel to Seattle. A home game would be great and all that stands in the way is the Saints beating the Hawks. No matter how you look at it all these games are going to be good, so why not have them at home. Actually those big market gamblers have us as the underdog against the 49ers at home, boy will they get taken. Go Panthers and pound those 49ers

  • Charlescou

    SeaHawks go back to sleep, its only the Saints. The 49ers are coming in 2 weeks. Sleeep