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Playoff Flashback, Jan. 8, 2011: NFC wild card, Seattle 41, Saints 36

The Saints fell to the Seahawks 41-36

Seattle rebounded from 10-0 and 17-7 first half deficits to eventually stake out a 24-20 halftime lead and defeat the Saints 41-36 to end their season. The Saints got off to a quick 10-0 start on a 26-yard field goal by K Garrett Hartley and a one-yard touchdown pass from QB Drew Brees to FB Heath Evans. The Seahawks would outscore the Saints 24-10 in the rest of the first half, powered by three TD passes by QB Matt Hasselbeck. The Saints got within four with 9:13 left on a 21-yard field goal by Hartley, but a 67-yard touchdown run by RB Marshawn Lynch gave Seattle an 11-point lead with 3:22 left.

New Orleans Saints                 10        10        0          16        36

Seattle Seahawks                  7          17        10        7          41

NO                   SEA

Total First Downs                                32                    19

Total Net yards                                   474                  415

Rushes-yards                                     22-77              24-150

Net yards Passing                                397                  265

Passing (A-C-I)                                   60-39-0            35-22-1

Sacked-yards                                      1-7                   2-7

Punts-Average                                     4-47.8              4-38.8

Fumbles-Lost                                      2-1                   0-0

Penalties-yards Lost                             7-39                 6-39

Time of Possession                              32:01               27:59

RUSHING

NO: Jones 15-59, 2 TDs; Bush 5-12; Brees 2-6

SEA: Lynch 19-131, 1 TD; Forsett 4-20; Hasselbeck 1- (-1)

PASSING

NO: Brees 60-39-0, 404 yards, 2 TDs

SEA: Hasselbeck 35-22-1, 272 yards, 4 TDs

RECEIVING

NO: Henderson 7-77, 1 TD; Jones 6-61; Bush 5-37; Colston 4-66; Moore 4-49; D. Thomas 4-38; Evans 4-23, 1TD; Meachem 3-29, Shockey 2-24

SEA: Williams 5-68, 1 TD; Obamanu 5-43; Stokley 4-73, 1 TD; Carlson 3-17, 2 TDs; Forsett 2-12;  Morrah 1-39; Martin 1-15; Tate 1-5

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