Seahawks send warning to rivals with Saints destruction

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The Seattle Seahawks utterly destroyed high-calibre opposition in the form of the New Orleans Saints last night - and are ready to show what they can really do as the play-offs loom large on the horizon.

The Seahawks absolutely destroyed the Saints on home soil in front of a typically vocal crowd - claiming a 34-7 win despite the fact that the game had been billed as something of a 'clash of the titans' event between two strong teams.

For the Saints however they never got going from the moment quarterback Drew Brees conceded a forced fumble which was converted into a touchdown by Michael Bennet in the first quarter.

The veteran gunslinger only managed to throw a meagre 147 all game, while his counterpart Russell Wilson left the game as a hero, surrounded by thousands of Sehawks fans after he left the locker room following the game.

He threw 310 yards for three touchdowns to help his team become the first to clinch a play-off spot and in the driving seat for home-field advantage with a 11-1 regular season record so far.

Meanwhile the Saints dropped back to 9-3 for the season alongside the Carolina Panthers who they face on Monday.

For Seattle, the win that sent a message to the rest of the SuperBowl contenders, was just another day at the office.

"I mean, we just did what we've been doing, man," cornerback Richard Sherman said.

"I don't think we made any statement. We won a game we were supposed to win, and that's how we play, that's how we treat it. Now we're on to the next game.

"We've got to deal with San Francisco. We didn't think about this game like everybody else did."

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