Fleur-de-Links Wild Card Saturday: New Orleans Saints @ Seattle Seahawks - Gameday Edition

Bring out yer dead!  Bring out yer dead! This classic bit from Monty Python and the Holy Grail could represent the 7-9 Seattle Seahawks  - dead, or not dead. Watch and laugh. We'll see if they are who we thought they were soon enough.  And if Reggie brings the wood, we can club them if they're not dead yet.

Your gameday links, tweets, and videos are after the jump, including a Qwest Field beer expose that will rock your world (see Gull's-Eye View).

In addition to the pre-game analysis that follows, something to watch is the weather, so here are the current conditions at Qwest Field.

Are you pumped for this game? Do I even need to ask? Why am I still talking?

Saints vs Seahawks coverage

Saints vs Seahawks preview

Field Gulls


Jmack37 @alexbrown96 good luck tomorrow bruh
ChaseDaniel Eating at Wild Ginger with @tylerlorenzen@drewbrees Canfield & Stinch! Asian and Satay bar...excellent
HeathEvans Great rainy day here in Seattle! Time for chapel, meetings, 2 chocolate chip cookies, & a great nights rest! #fb
HeathEvans "@cbright08: @HeathEvans is that your pre night snack for every game?"Sometimes 3!!
ltorrence24 Goodnight folks, tonight I'll be dreaming about greatness and tomorrow take a step towards achieving it, Believe Dat!
T_Porter22 Well tweeps...just got out of meetings now I will TRY to sleep so tomorrow can get here...say ur prayers...goodnight and god bless!
usama_young28 Just put the finishing touches on film study for the day. Good night folks. Time to ball out tomorrow... I love it!!!
j_bushrod7475 Colossians 3.23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men...
bobbymccray Rise and Grind family..  (Hansdat note - HaHa - we be grindin')


From the Saints Sideline

New Orleans Saints begin their playoff run at Seattle Seahawks | NOLA.com
Mike Triplett - 'There is no favorite,' Saints quarterback Drew Brees says.

Inside the game: New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks wild-card playoff game | NOLA.com
James Varney - Containing Seattle's special teams will be important for Saints.

Saints’ playoff road starts in Seattle | 2theadvocate.com
Sheldon Mickles.

Clark, Graham, Hargrove and Jenkins out for Seahawks game | wwltv.com | Eye on Black and Gold
In case you didn't know it already...

Saints look to end rash of turnovers as playoffs begin | wwltv.com | Eye on Black and Gold
Bradley Handwerger - Heading into last season’s playoffs, the undercurrent to New Orleans’ postseason push dealt with the Saints’ penchant to come up with the takeaway while protecting the ball.

Saints At Seattle: The Big Chief's Final Analysis - WWL | AM870 | FM105.3
Deke Bellavia

Crowd noise could drown out New Orleans Saints | NOLA.com
Mike Triplett - Qwest Field known as one of NFL's loudest venues.

New Orleans Saints cornerback Tracy Porter saving best for last | NOLA.com
Mike Triplett - Super Bowl XLIV hero constantly seeking to improve.

New Orleans Saints kicker Garrett Hartley tries to stay on even plane | NOLA.com
James Varney - Ultimate ups, dismal downs part of job description.

Expectations always sky high for New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees | NOLA.com
Jeff Duncan - Some fans didn't appreciate his greatness this season.

Saints Roster | nola.com
Joique Bell - #43, DeShawn Wynn - #35.

Saints Team Stats | nola.com
2010 regular season.


Gull's-Eye View

Can Seahawks pull off upset of Saints? | seattletimes.com
Danny O'Neill

In a short time, the Seahawks have come a long way | seattletimes.com
Jerry Brewer

He's been the 12th Man from Day One | seattletimes.com
Danny O'Neill

Video brews up Qwest Field beer controversy | seattletimes.com
Beergate - glad they figured this out before the Saints fans showed up.

Final Word: Seahawks-Saints - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Mike Sando - Three nuggets of knowledge about Saturday's Saints-Seahawks wild-card game at Qwest Field.

Seahawks Roster | nola.com

Seahawks Stats | nola.com
Final 2010 regular season.



New Orleans Saints' playoff history | NOLA.com
Michael Montalbano - Relive the highs and lows of the team's postseason runs.

NFC South has proven its strength in the postseason | NOLA.com
Jim Rapier - It's lone division in which all four teams have played in conference title game.

Taking wild-card route to Super Bowl not as tough as it used to be | NOLA.com
Bob Marshall - Dynamic quarterback play is the key, Brian Billick says.

The road to Super Bowl XLV: NFL playoffs bracket | NOLA.com
Dan Swenson - Featuring key statistics on all 12 quarterbacks.

Times-Picayune's NFL panelists' wild-card predictions | NOLA.com
Staff report - Newspaper's experts make their picks.


V-Roll Roll Call

Video: Saints @ Seahawks Preview | neworleansasints.com
NFL network video

On the Beat Video: Saints-Seahawks | neworleanssaints.com
Mike Triplett has the latest injury news in New Orleans and the scoop on the Saints' mindset going into the playoffs. (from NFL Network)



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