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Saints News, 1/10/14: Pierre Thomas 'Questionable' For Seahawks Divisional Playoff Matchup

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Thomas practiced on a limited basis today and, along with DE Akiem Hicks, is listed as 'questionable' for tomorrow's playoff game in Seattle. For the Seahawks, WR Percy Harvin is listed as 'probable.'

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The Saints practiced outside to prepare for Seattle, Drew Brees and WR, RB, TE worked wet-ball drills.</p>&mdash; Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) <a href="https://twitter.com/Edwerderespn/statuses/421722724331823104">January 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Keenan Lewis probable, Pierre Thomas questionable for Saints <a href="http://t.co/OaPG8vdJDL">http://t.co/OaPG8vdJDL</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/statuses/421750000826081281">January 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Windy and sprinkling here at The Clink as the Seahawks fondly call it. Heavy rain, high winds forecast <a href="http://t.co/AH4aYOkrba">pic.twitter.com/AH4aYOkrba</a></p>&mdash; Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) <a href="https://twitter.com/Edwerderespn/statuses/421716756424429568">January 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> CB Lewis probable; DE Hicks, RB Thomas questionable for Seattle game | <a href="http://t.co/CZzJrtJQfY">http://t.co/CZzJrtJQfY</a></p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/421743926295269376">January 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Saints vs Seahawks final injury report: <a href="http://t.co/u2hGnYPLSz">http://t.co/u2hGnYPLSz</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NOvsSEA&amp;src=hash">#NOvsSEA</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/421743655074807808">January 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The Seahawks may be setting a record right now for a fanbase coming completely unglued over a game. Holy shit, they&#39;ve lost it.</p>&mdash; Angry Who Dat (@angrywhodat) <a href="https://twitter.com/angrywhodat/statuses/421751678983892992">January 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>How could he pick against the &quot;sacred cow&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees">@drewbrees</a>?!?! RT <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeSilver">@MikeSilver</a>: Hanging out with my man <a href="https://twitter.com/SeanPamphilon">@SeanPamphilon</a>. He picks Seahawks 31-17</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/statuses/421747712392835072">January 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>It&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23RaiderNation&amp;src=hash">#RaiderNation</a> for life but <a href="https://twitter.com/KennyVaccaro4">@KennyVaccaro4</a> a savage <a href="http://t.co/5gm6fLfeNn">pic.twitter.com/5gm6fLfeNn</a></p>&mdash; Big L (@dave_hamilton8) <a href="https://twitter.com/dave_hamilton8/statuses/421745739405225984">January 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Saints desperately need Akiem Hicks. Big loss if he can&#39;t go. I think he will.</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/statuses/421742037869031424">January 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Walk thur in <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Seattle&amp;src=hash">#Seattle</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23UofW&amp;src=hash">#UofW</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23huskies&amp;src=hash">#huskies</a> <a href="http://t.co/fnvvXqIVd4">http://t.co/fnvvXqIVd4</a></p>&mdash; Will Smith (@iWillSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/iWillSmith/statuses/421740486647644161">January 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/JenHale504">@JenHale504</a> talks <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> &amp; <a href="https://twitter.com/PelicansNBA">@PelicansNBA</a> on today&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/blackbluereport">@blackbluereport</a> podcast: <a href="http://t.co/sp7zkBshHh">http://t.co/sp7zkBshHh</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NOvsSEA&amp;src=hash">#NOvsSEA</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/421734451995893760">January 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>what about Keenan Lewis? "<a href="https://twitter.com/RobDemovsky">@RobDemovsky</a>: Per an NFL spokesman, David Bakhtiari will not be fined for breaking concussion protocol vs. SF."</p>&mdash; Sean Orleans (@hakimdropsball) <a href="https://twitter.com/hakimdropsball/statuses/421730998976389120">January 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>I have to admit the constant Seahawks talk is getting to me a bit. No quite on Philly level yet, but damn, ever been to the playoffs before?</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/statuses/421724369564737536">January 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>As the challenge elevates, the need for teamwork escalates!! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhoDat&amp;src=hash">#WhoDat</a></p>&mdash; Roman Harper (@Harp41) <a href="https://twitter.com/Harp41/statuses/421724184855601152">January 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Getting so old RT <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk">@ProFootballTalk</a>: For third Saints-Seahawks game since January 2011, more earthquake-detection equipment will be in place</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/statuses/421723895037984768">January 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a> mimicking game conditions at practice <a href="http://t.co/KKBnGPSYTd">pic.twitter.com/KKBnGPSYTd</a></p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/statuses/421722124769046529">January 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Seahawks&#39; fans: not handling the moment too well.</p>&mdash; Reid (@ReidG75) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReidG75/statuses/421719758346522624">January 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The rumors of wind are true... had to secure the goalpost to the tractor this morning <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NOvaSEA&amp;src=hash">#NOvaSEA</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23TGIBF&amp;src=hash">#TGIBF</a> <a href="http://t.co/plG6yXnW2G">pic.twitter.com/plG6yXnW2G</a></p>&mdash; CenturyLink Field (@CenturyLink_Fld) <a href="https://twitter.com/CenturyLink_Fld/statuses/421710898546237440">January 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a> my dog wears her saints shirt for good luck!! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SaintsSuperstitions&amp;src=hash">#SaintsSuperstitions</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhoDat&amp;src=hash">#WhoDat</a> <a href="http://t.co/Mta6uhJ10h">pic.twitter.com/Mta6uhJ10h</a></p>&mdash; Monica (@saymyname94) <a href="https://twitter.com/saymyname94/statuses/421719487289647104">January 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>One Seattle TV station is harassing the Saints twitter account &amp; another is having fans take turn drawing funny faces on Drew Brees pictures</p>&mdash; ok awesome (@ok__awesome) <a href="https://twitter.com/ok__awesome/statuses/421715051301449728">January 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>NFL: Saints&#39; Lewis violated concussion protocol <a href="http://t.co/whbqqmzFIB">http://t.co/whbqqmzFIB</a></p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/421714872385036288">January 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Seattle TV... RT <a href="https://twitter.com/Q13FOX">@Q13FOX</a>: .@KaciAitchinson and <a href="https://twitter.com/BillWixey">@BillWixey</a> are ready to draw on Drew Breeze. <a href="http://t.co/75gjk2fxpO">pic.twitter.com/75gjk2fxpO</a></p>&mdash; Scott Walker (@ScottWalker6) <a href="https://twitter.com/ScottWalker6/statuses/421702101610147840">January 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Have we mentioned they love the fans here in Seattle? <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NOvsSEA&amp;src=hash">#NOvsSEA</a> <a href="http://t.co/mEfmjpKvOE">pic.twitter.com/mEfmjpKvOE</a></p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/421710853499408385">January 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Lady sitting next to me with a wiener dog on a flight from Dallas to Seattle. This long flight will be even longer.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/421709852855894016">January 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Baby Harper is making her predictions TOUCHDOWN <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a> <a href="http://t.co/qUmTeDpHdS">pic.twitter.com/qUmTeDpHdS</a></p>&mdash; Ashley Brown (@AshleyBrown2480) <a href="https://twitter.com/AshleyBrown2480/statuses/421708339479736320">January 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The company I keep is the real deal the_dream99 and big Bunkley <a href="http://t.co/2fetSZo5CT">http://t.co/2fetSZo5CT</a></p>&mdash; cameron jordan (@camjordan94) <a href="https://twitter.com/camjordan94/statuses/421705907064807424">January 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> wearing white/gold tomorrow breaks with the white/black they wore the past two times in Seattle.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/421702832396324864">January 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The 12th Man will be ROCKING for Seahawks-Saints tomorrow. <a href="https://twitter.com/Sport_Science">@Sport_Science</a> explains why CenturyLink Field is so loud " <a href="http://t.co/ar3jW63ACr">http://t.co/ar3jW63ACr</a></p>&mdash; SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) <a href="https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/statuses/421698263834574848">January 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Oooh burn RT <a href="https://twitter.com/REllzey">@REllzey</a> Seattle newspaper fired 1st shot, so this Who Dat answered back. <a href="http://t.co/ucoXT7Tdgg">pic.twitter.com/ucoXT7Tdgg</a></p>&mdash; WWL Radio (@WWLAMFM) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM/statuses/421692073289342977">January 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> will wear white jerseys and gold pants for tomorrow&#39;s game <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NOvsSEA&amp;src=hash">#NOvsSEA</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/421685372188237825">January 10, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Saints Prepare for Saints

New Orleans Saints, Seahawks release final injury reports for playoff game
Pierre Thomas, Akiem Hicks questionable for Saturday's game

Double Coverage: Saints at Seahawks - ESPN
Saints reporter Mike Triplett, Seahawks reporter Terry Blount take a detailed look at how teams match up for their NFC divisional round game

Know the Enemy: Saints on Russell Wilson - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
METAIRIE, La. -- In their first meeting with the Seattle Seahawks last month, the New Orleans Saints essentially decided to take away Seattle running

New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas practices; status unclear - ESPN
New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas returned to practice on a limited basis Thursday for the first time since injuring his chest during the Saints' Week 17 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

2013 NFL playoffs -- John Clayton's First and Goal: Divisional round - ESPN
This year, the NFC is the better conference and the New Orleans Saints are better than most 5-seeds. They were four points short of beating Carolina in Week 16, a win that would have given them a bye behind Seattle, their divisional-round opponent Saturday.

Where are the Who Dats?! Hoss searches Seattle for Saints fans | wwltv.com New Orleans
Mike Hoss has been in Seattle for days, eagerly waiting the big game between the New Orleans Saints and the Seattle Seahawks, and he’s been looking for Saints fans all over the city.

Saints say they'll simplify plan against Seahawks this time | wwltv.com New Orleans
Bradley Handwerger / WWLTV.com Sports Reporter
Email: bhandwerger@wwltv.com | Twitter: @wwltvsports
METAIRIE, La. — It could have been the giant placards meant to make audibles easier for the Saints skill position players.

New Orleans Saints Morning Break
Taking a look at what's being written about the Saints and Seahawks

Seattle weather forecast for Saturday: rain, strong winds
100 percent chance of rain Saturday in Seattle

John DeShazier: Saints know they have to play better in rematch with Seahawks
Seattle dominated in 34-7 regular-season win

Scouting the Seahawks: Taking a look at their special teams
Percy Harvin a dangerous player in return game

Saints’ Brees says mission is the same regardless of seed | Black and Gold

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Seahawks Prepare for Saints

Percy Harvin probable for matchup with Saints | ProFootballTalk
The signs have been pointing in the direction of Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin playing for the second time since the start of the 2013 season all week and the release of Friday's final injury report did nothing to change that.

Interesting Seahawks odds in Vegas - ESPN
A few interesting Las Vegas betting odds this week involving the Seahawks

Sport Science: CenturyLink Field - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN Video: John Brenkus and the Sport Science team break down why Seattle's CenturyLink Field is one of the loudest stadiums in the NFL.

Wind and rain expected for Saturday's game - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
RENTON, Wash. -- It’s not going to snow or freeze, but the forecast for Saturday’s game between the New Orleans Saints and the Seattle Sea

Seattle Seahawks helped Percy Harvin keep trying - ESPN
RENTON, Wash. -- Percy Harvin almost gave up. His surgically-repaired hip just wasn't getting better after suffering a setback when he returned for o

Seahawks fan paints 12th Man with Saints fans, team in mind | wwltv.com New Orleans
But as Mike Hoss shows, one Seattle Seahawks fan went the extra mile to paint the 12th Man, and he did so with the Saints fans and the Saints team in mind.

Friday Round-Up: Percy Harvin to return vs New Orleans Saints
A morning link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks

More earthquake equipment will be in place for Saints-Seahawks game | ProFootballTalk
The last two times the Saints came marching in to Seattle, the earth moved. Literally. Thanks to Seahawks fans (if you hadn't heard, they're called the 12th Man), the ruckus caused during the last two games against the Saints simulated small earthquakes on local seismographic equipment.

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Other Saints News

NFL: Two players violated concussion protocols during Wild Card weekend | ProFootballTalk
There will be no fines assessed for failure to follow the protocol in either case and Lewis is expected to play against the Seahawks this weekend after being cleared to get back on the practice field early this week.

NFL: 2 players violated concussion protocol
The other player was Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis, who remained on the sideline but did not get back on the field.

Cary Williams fined $15,750 for horse collar | ProFootballTalk
A horse collar tackle by cornerback Cary Williams on Darren Sproles' kickoff return late in last Saturday's game cost the Eagles 15 yards that the Saints used to set up their game-winning field goal. It wound up costing Williams more than $15,000.

Saints kicker Morten Andersen a Hall of Fame finalist - ESPN
Former New Orleans Saints kicker Morten Andersen is one step closer to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The "Great Dane" was announced Thurs

Saints morning report: Keeping Pace - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints denied the Miami Dolphins permission to interview director of player personnel Ryan Pace for their general man

Chef from New Orleans brings Cajun flair to his Seattle restaurant | wwltv.com New Orleans
Overlooking the Puget Sound in Seattle’s touristy market area is the Steelhead Diner. It’s pure Seattle – except for the owner, Kevin Davis.

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Around the League

Starting in 2005, playoff byes became far less meaningful | ProFootballTalk
In the good, old post-merger days of the NFL, when the league had two conferences with three divisions in each one, there was no wild-card round. Instead, in each conference there was a wild-card team -- the best second-place team played the best first-place team in the divisional round.