Monday Round-Up: Seahawks to meet Saints in divisional-round

Posted Jan 6, 2014

A morning link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

Good morning, 12th Man.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Monday, Jan. 6 - about your Seattle Seahawks after learning the club will face the New Orleans Saints in the divisional-round of the playoffs at 1:35 p.m. PT on Saturday, Jan. 11 at CenturyLink Field.

Terry Blount of offers his quick take on Saturday's divisional playoff game between the Seahawks and Saints from a Seattle perspective.

Mike Triplett of offers his early view of Saturday's divisional-round matchup from a New Orleans perspective.

John Clayton of poses and provides answers to 10 questions ahead of the NFC's divisional-round, predicting the Seahawks to meet the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game.

Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times hands out his fourth-quarter regular-season report card, giving the Seahawks defense an "A" for their performance the past four games. Condotta also shares reaction from several Saints players who know it will be no easy task to come into Seattle next weekend.

Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times offers his take on the Seahawks' final quarter of the regular season that saw defensive dominance coupled with offensive questions.

Jack Broom of the Seattle Times has a detailed look at the far-reaching effects of Seattle's 12th Man.

John Boyle of the Everett Herald looks at the positive off-the-field impact tight end Zach Miller and quarterback Russell Wilson are making in the Seattle-area.

Todd Dybas of the Tacoma News Tribune reviews the Seahawks' regular season, noting how the club has lived up to the lofty preseason expectations thus far. Dybas also highlights the play of wide receiver Golden Tate, catching up with Tate's coach at Notre Dame - Charlie Weis - who maintains a positive relationship with Tate to this day.

John McGrath of the Tacoma News Tribune says the bar is set very high for the Seahawks as they begin their postseason preparation. McGrath also writes that the Seahawks would be wise to forget how handily they beat the Saints just five weeks ago.

Karen Peterson, executive editor at the Tacoma News Tribune, offers an inside look at how the paper plans to cover the Seahawks' playoff run.

Danny O'Neil of lays out three reasons why the Seahawks-Saints divisional matchup will look different than their Dec. 2, 2013 meeting on Monday Night Football.

Brent Stecker of says wide receiver Golden Tate has established himself as part of the core group of Seahawks in his fourth season, setting career-highs in receiving yards (898) and catches (64).

Peter King of has his Monday Morning Quarterback column recapping and reacting to the weekend's wild-card round.

Chris Burke of looks ahead to next weekend's divisional-round with a quick preview of Saturday's game between the Seahawks and Saints.

Jarrett Bell of USA Today says the Saints learned a lot from their early December meeting with the Seahawks.

Gregg Rosenthal of has a list of 10 things we learned from wild-card weekend.

Chris Wesseling of has an early preview of the NFL's divisional-round, offering three quick thoughts on Saturday's Seahawks-Saints game.

Here at, I put together some Twitter reaction from players learning the Seahawks will meet the New Orleans Saints in the divisional-round.

And Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth recaps the Saints' performance against the Eagles and details how free safety Earl Thomas, defensive end Red Bryant and head coach Pete Carroll are approaching game week.

Did I miss anything you think is worthy of inclusion? Let me know on Twitter @TonyDrovetto