Slate wiped clean for Saturday's rematch between Saints and Seahawks

Seattle's Russell Wilson and New Orleans' Drew Brees talk after the Seahawks defeated the Saints in...

Seattle's Russell Wilson and New Orleans' Drew Brees talk after the Seahawks defeated the Saints in early Decemeber. (USA TODAY SPORTS)

Ken Fidlin, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:53 PM ET

History has a way of making fools of those who ignore it, but in the case of the Seattle Seahawks, hosting the New Orleans Saints for the second time in a little over a month, a lapse of memory about recent events might be a good thing.

When the Saints arrived at CenturyLink Field on Dec. 2, they were tied with the Seahawks for the best record in the NFC. Whoever won that night would have a very good chance to own home-field advantage through the playoffs.

And then Seattle simply annihilated New Orleans, 34-7. It was never a ballgame. The Seahawks led 17-0 after a quarter and 27-7 at the half. The last 30 minutes were an afterthought and, to top it off, the Saints’ chartered aircraft wasn’t air-worthy and they had to wait until the next day to flee.

Seattle coach Pete Carroll’s emphasis this week in advance of Saturday afternoon’s rematch has been on wiping the slate clean.


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