Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

January 5, 2014

NFL Divisional Playoffs: Saints, McCown set to visit Seattle Saturday

Progress staff reports
Jacksonville Daily Progress


The New Orleans Saints and Jacksonville's Luke McCown will be making a return trip to Seattle Saturday when the Black and Gold take on the Seahawks in an NFC Divisional affair.

The Saints (12-5) are the No. 6 seed in the NFC and are fresh off of a win at Philadelphia Saturday night in a Wild Card game.

The No. 1 seed Seahawks (13-3) had a bye last week.

The game will get under way at 3:35 p.m. and will be broadcast by FOX.

McCown, a back-up quarterback with the Saints, was the holder on New Orleans's game-winning field goal against Philadelphia.

Seattle defeated the Saints, 34-7, in early December when the two teams met in the regular season.

That game was also played in Seattle.

Saturday's other game will call for No. 4 Indianapolis (12-5) to travel to Foxboro, Mass. to take on the No. 2 seed Patriots of New England (12-4).

CBS will televise the battle, with kick off slated for 7:15 p.m.

Sunday's early game,a NFC Divisional skirmish, will feature No. 5 San Francisco (13-4) visiting the No. 2 seed, Carolina (12-4).

That game will get under way at 12:05 p.m. and we be carried by FOX.

Carolina edged the 49ers, 10-9, in San Francisco when the two outfits faced off in the regular season on Nov. 10.

The other AFC Divisional test will have No. 6 San Diego (10-7) taking on the top-seeded Broncos in Denver (13-3).

Kick off will take place at 3:40 p.m. Sunday and will be carried by CBS.

The AFC West rivals split their two regular season meetings.