For the most part, yes. The game was closer and NO got it going in the second half and the second half only, but at that point the game was completely different as well as the game plan for both teams.
Brees with 34 passing yards in the first half and the Saints shut out for the first 3 quarters? Pretty frickin' useless. No argument here sneakerp.
Graham's lack of production was just part of the Saints struggles, especially in the first half. New Orleans was shut out in the first half for the third time in Sean Payton's tenure as head coach and first since 2011. Brees was held to 34 yards passing in the half.
Drew Brees threw for over 300 yards with no picks and was sacked once.
The Saints rushed for over 4 yards a carry and more than 100 yards.
If that's useless I don't know what to tell you.
The Saints actually out performed what they averaged on offense on the during that playoff game.
The Saints only averaged 275 yards passing a game on the road in the regular season with Brees throwing 12 tds and 9 picks.
The Saints weren't great on the road this year versus anybody.
Most of those numbers came in the 4th quarter. You should know how gameplans change when you're up by so much heading into the 4th. Those are volume numbers in garbage time. Only reason this game was like this was because of that bogus hail mary-type bomb that should have definitely been picked. Then again with an onside kick. It was part of the game, but those are occurences you can't predict and things that skew perception. Seattle's defense dominated that game.