The statistics don’t lie, Drew Brees said. The Saints can win on the road! They’ve won on the road more consistently since 2009 than any other team in the NFL! Since 2006, they’ve got the second most road wins in the NFL behind the Patriots! So take your ‘New Orleans is just ordinary on the road‘ jive and shove it!
Seahawks 34, Saints 7. It was 17-0 before the Saints had a first down. Seattle’s 11-1, locked up a playoff berth, and has the highest point differential in the NFL (+154). After a mid-season malaise of close wins over vastly inferior teams like Houston, Buffalo, Tampa and St. Louis, and a loss to Indianapolis, the cocky Seahawks travel to San Francisco Sunday for their final test of the regular season. A win will lock up what already seems like a certainty – the road to the Super Bowl in the NFC will go through Seattle. [So Seahawks-Patriots in the Super Bowl? Or Seahawks-Bengals?]
As for Brees, nope, the statistics don’t lie: This year, you’ve been otherworldly at home, but just above-average on the road. It’s not a slight, either. Geno Smith of the Jets would give up all the bonuses he won’t reach this season for your road stats.
The dig Brees got in at the media – “Nobody’s really done their research, obviously” – is going to be played on a loop when the Saints are booted from the playoffs in January in Seattle.