New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees says his team are seeking redemption against the Seattle Seahawks this weekend.
The teams go head to head this weekend in the divisional round of the play-offs, just weeks after coming together in Seattle in the regular season.
Then, the Seahawks completely overran the Saints on their way to a 34-7 victory in front of a typically raucous crowd.
Now the Saints have the chance to get one back over their rivals and move one step closer to the Super Bowl after overcoming the Philadelphia Eagles in the wildcard round.
According to Brees, they have been using the defeat in December as a source of motivation ahead of the game.
“They did a lot of things well,” Brees said on Tuesday. “They rushed the passer well.
"They covered well. We didn’t feel like, at the end of the day we felt like we didn’t have much rhythm, we didn’t have many opportunities and so all of that is just obviously managing the circumstances, managing the crowd noise, managing all that stuff, finding ways to create rhythm within your gameplan, doing well on first down, getting yourself in a third and manageable position before they just pin their ears back and come back to you.
"The more balanced you can be is better. Hopefully you can make some big plays and take advantage of some opportunities.
"It’s one thing that man coverage and bump and run does give you is that if you can get the ball in your guy’s hands and make someone miss, you have potential opportunities there.”
The Saints have been charged with not only beating one of the best teams in the league this weekend, but also silencing one of the loudest crowds.
It was revealed earlier this week on the Saints' official Twitter feed that coach Sean Payton had had the Seahawks logo painted on his team's training field to try and replicate the challenge they will face on Saturday.
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