The New Orleans Saints are coming off a 26-24 upset of the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFCWild Card round. It's the first road playoff win in the Saints' history.

The Seattle Seahawks are the top seed in the NFCand have home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. They defeated the Saints 34-7 on Dec. 2.

Here is what media from around the country are saying about Saturday's playoff rematch between the Seahawks and Saints. The most common observation:The Seahawks are the clear favorite, especially after that blowout last month, but these Saints are different beast and may pose a threat.

Saints send warning shot with playoff-proof formula vs. Eagles | Sporting News

The Seattle Seahawks are the consensus favorite to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl, largely because they appear unbeatable at home. But the Saints come to town next week, thanks to Saturday night s 26-24 last-second win ... so the Seahawks should tread lightly and assume nothing. - David Steele

Seahawks favorites of more than a touchdown vs. Saints |Pro FootballTalk

The Seahawks defeated the Saints 34-7 in Seattle on December 2. Seattle was a six-point favorite in the first meeting. - Mike Wilkenin

Saints know the way to Seattle -- and a victory | USA TODAY

This is the alter ego of the Saints speaking. The team's identity was forged on the golden arm of Drew Brees and a prolific passing game, but as demonstrated in the TKO of the Philadelphia Eagles in the 26-24 NFC wild-card victory, there are times when the Saints can roll smash-mouth style. - Jarrett Bell

Seahawks Country stretches thousands of miles | The Seattle Times

At any given home game, more than half the fans come from outside King County, and up to 10 percent come from Canada. - Jack Broom

Duo makes Saints dymanic threat | ESPN

The Saints won because of Sean Payton and Drew Brees. And with those two men at the helm, anything is possible, even a playoff win on the road against the top-seeded Seattle Seahawks next Saturday. - Ashley Fox

Saints are well-aware it s not easy beating Seahawks at CenturyLink Field | The Seattle Times

For some of the more veteran Saints, like Brees, the trip back to Seattle also revives memories of another dark chapter in New Orleans history, a 41-36 wild-card playoff loss to the Seahawks in 2011. - Bob Condotta

Quick take: Saints at Seahawks | ESPN

The Saints had the No. 2-ranked pass defense in the NFL this season (behind the No. 1-ranked Seahawks). But they keep losing their best defensive backs to injuries. - Mike Triplett

Breaking down Seattle's home-field advantage | Bleacher Report

Since 2005, opposing offenses have been flagged for false start penalties on 130 separate occasions at CenturyLink Field. That is by far the highest total in the league over the course of the last eight years. - Tyson Langland

NFC Playoffs Q&A: Experience counts | ESPN

At last season's Pro Bowl, Wilson spent plenty of time asking Brees questions about how he prepared for games. The teacher faces the student at an interesting time. - John Clayton

For Saints, it was always about getting another shot at Seattle |

With all due respect to Philadelphia and the monumental win beating the Eagles 26-24 represented for New Orleans, this season has been all about one thing since Dec. 2 getting back to Seattle somehow, some way. - Bradley Handwerger

Don't expect another blowout | ESPN

Two blowout victories against the same opponent is a rarity in the NFL, and beating the same team twice is rare for the Seahawks. Since 2008, Seattle has faced the same twice in the same season 20 times. The Seahawks won both games only five times. - Terry Blount

Brash Tate backs up his words | The News Tribune

Finally, the 5-foot-10, 202-pound Tate finds himself where he expected and wanted to be: on the cusp of being an indispensable playmaker. - Todd Dybas

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