Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril, left, causes New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) to fumble in the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, in Seattle. Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett recovered the fumble and ran for a touchdown. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)

The first playoff game of the weekend will be on Saturday between the New Orleans Saints and the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks have dominated both sides of the ball all year. Their tremendous defense has frustrated opposing quarterbacks.

New Orleans' Drew Brees is one quarterback who is able to handle tremendous pressure. Brees has silenced doubters his entire career and will have to do so yet again in order to give the Saints a shot at the win.

To get a good idea of what type of action will take place on Saturday, it is important to look at the type of season each team has had and things to watch for in the matchup.

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