Seahawks make serious statement with win over Saints

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett runs the ball in for a touchdown after recovering a...

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett runs the ball in for a touchdown after recovering a fumble by New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (not pictured) Monday night. (STEVEN BISIG/USA Today)

Ken Fidlin, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:37 PM ET

On a night when their fans created a mini-earthquake, as well as reclaimed the 'loudest stadium' honours, the Seattle Seahawks seemed to take their momentous victory over the New Orleans Saints in stride.

"I mean, we just did what we've been doing, man," cornerback Richard Sherman said. "I don't think we made any statement. We won a game we were supposed to win, and that's how we play, that's how we treat it. Now we're on to the next game. We've got to deal with San Francisco. We didn't think about this game like everybody else did."

Perhaps, but it's hard to imagine the Seahawks themselves thinking they could make a statement like this: in a game between the top two NFC teams who both dominate at home, the Seahawks all but guaranteed the road to the Super Bowl will travel through CenturyLink Field by not just beating the Saints, but dominating them on Monday night.


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