Tonight marks perhaps the best game of the week as the Seattle Seahawks welcome in the New Orleans Saints to the loudest venue in the NFL. There’s more than just the Seahawks 13 game home winning streak on the line as the game is set to determine the NFC playoff picture downy he stretch of the season.
The Seattle Seahawks can clinch a playoff spot and become the first team in the NFC to do so. But the real thing that the Seahawks want is home field advantage with possible games against the Carolina Panthers, Detroit Lions and possibly even these same New Orleans Saints. The Seattle Seahawks are 13-0 at hime in their last 13 hime games, and they also will deafen you with their crowd noise — even causing an earthquake during a playoff game against the Saints in 2011. So to say home field is an advantage to the Seahawks is to understate matters dramatically.
If the Saints manage to win and avenge their Wild Card loss from a few years ago, they would move into first place in the NFC and, in all likelihood, own home field advantage throughout the playoffs. They can’t clinch it with a win tonight but they’d have the tie breaker over the Seahawks which could end up being insanely valuable down the stretch of the season.
This is the closest we can get to a playoff game this early in the season and it should not disappoint.
Date: Monday, December 2nd
Start Time: 8:30pm ET
Location: Seattle, WA
Venue: CenturyLink Field
TV Info: ESPN
Announcers: Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden
Live Stream: Watch ESPN App