Consider the world to be shocked, and egg to be on the face of more than just me. Buffalo castoff Marshawn Lynch broke off a 67-yard touchdown rumble with under four minutes to go tonight to give Seattle a two-possession lead, putting away the defending champ Saints an what finished as a 41-36 win. It leaves the Seahawks still a game under .500 for the season, but heading to the second round of the playoffs nonetheless.
Lynch ran for 131 yards and Matt Hasselbeck threw for 272 yards and four touchdowns for Seattle, which took a 24-17 lead late in the second quarter on a Hasselbeck-to-Brandon Stokley 45-yard hookup and never looked back. Drew Brees threw for 404 yards and a pair of touchdowns for the Saints in a losing cause.
Much more to come on this and the Jets-Colts once Renusz checks in, so stay tuned.