The Saints have been eliminated from the playoffs following a 23-15 loss at the hands of the top seeded Seahawks in the NFC Divisional round.
New Orleans’ defense played well for the most part but the offense was stifled. QB Drew Brees was limited to 24 completions on 43 attempts for 309 yards passing and 1 touchdown. Tight end Jimmy Graham was a non-factor with 1 catch for 8 yards on 6 targets while running back Mark Ingram had a costly fumble to start the 2nd quarter that resulted in a Seahawks TD. Kicker Shayne Graham had a rough day as well going 0-2 in field goal attempts.
A bright spot was the play of undrafted rookie free agent RB Khiry Robinson. K-Rob rushed for 57 yards and a score on 13 attempts.
You can’t blame the Gatorade or the Popeyes chicken or any other gimmick coach Sean Payton came up with. Seattle just proved to be the better team again after dominating the Saints back in week 13 of the regular season 34-7.