NFC Wild Card Halftime Check-in: New Orleans at Seattle

After falling behind by double digits early at Qwest Field to the defending Super Bowl champions, the Seattle Seahawks enter the locker room at halftime with a 24-20 lead over the New Orleans Saints.

New Orleans scored the game’s first 10 points thanks in large part to Drew Brees.  The quarterback completed six of his first nine pass attempts over the Saints’ first two drives with the sixth being a one-yard scoring throw to fullback Heath Evans with 6:25 remaining in the opening quarter.  A Garrett Hartley extra point gave the Saints a 10-0 advantage.

The Seahawks would respond with a 24-10 run to close the half.

Tight end John Carlson hauled in touchdown catches of 11 and seven yards.  Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck also found wide receiver Brandon Stokley for a score, a 45-yard play with 1:23 left in the second quarter that gave the Seahawks their first lead of the game.

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