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The New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks have released their Friday injury reports — the last update before final gametime decisions.

New Orleans Status Report:

Questionable: DE Akiem Hicks (ankle), RB Pierre Thomas (chest)

Probable: T Terron Armstead (knee), G Jahri Evans (ankle), CB Keenan Lewis (neck, head)

Seattle Status Report:

Out: LB K.J. Wright (foot)

Doubtful: DT Jordan Hill (groin)

Questionable: S Chris Maragos (back)

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The New Orleans Saints will face off against the Seattle Seahawks this Saturday, but the matchup isn't just on the football field.

The New Orleans Saints won their first road playoff game this past Saturday, beating the Philadelphia Eagles 26-24, thanks to a field goal by kicker Shayne Graham with just three seconds to play.

The conventional wisdom — espoused by the NFL’s rotating cast of professional prognosticators — said that the New Orleans Saints couldn’t win a game in the cold, and couldn’t win a playoff game on the road.

The New Orleans Saints overcame a sloppy first-half performance, bitter cold and a litany of injuries to beat the Philadelphia Eagles, 26-24.

It was the first road playoff game win in the history of the franchise — aside from Super Bowl XLIV — and the city erupted in celebration, taking to social media and the streets.

WWNO's Jason Saul spoke with WHYY in Philadelphia about some Saints playoff history, the feeling in New Orleans prior to tonight's wildcard playoff matchup, and what it means to be a Saints fan.

The New Orleans Saints beat Tampa Bay on Sunday night, taking the sixth seed in the NFC playoffs, and will face the Philadelphia Eagles this Saturday at 7:10 p.m. on WDSU.

Despite their woes on the road, the Saints continue to dominate opponents at home — this time a 42-17 drubbing of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the final game of the 2013 regular season.

The New Orleans Saints lost yet another road game Sunday afternoon — this time to the Carolina Panthers.

The Saints had an opportunity to win their division, and secure a first-round bye, but blew it in Charlotte in a sloppy 17-13 loss to the Panthers.

In an eerie echo of their loss to New England in week six, the Saints' vaunted offense once again couldn’t manage to put the game away with a first down when it counted. This time it was with just under two minutes to play, and holding on to a tenuous three-point lead.

The Tulane University football program has undergone a dramatic resurgence in the past two years, spurred by the hiring of former Saints receivers coach Curtis Johnson, the rapid construction of a new on-campus football stadium, and a commitment from a university administration involved in the intricacies of college football management on a national level.

The New Orleans Saints were stunned on the road last night against the St. Louis Rams. The final score: 27-16.

The 2013 Saints continue to surprise, and not always in a good way.

Last week it was a dominant performance at every level in the Superdome against the Carolina Panthers, who are breathing down the Saints’ neck for the top of the division.

This week, New Orleans traveled to St. Louis, heavily favored against a team that hasn’t gotten much going this year.

The New Orleans Saints bounced back from a manhandling in Seattle last week to crush the Carolina Panthers in the Superdome, 31-13.

The Panthers had won eight straight coming into Sunday night’s nationally-televised game, and had tied the Saints for first place in the division. The Saints were lucky to escape the first quarter trailing 6-0.

But it ended up being yet another multiple record-setting night for New Orleans, an almost humdrum affair during this golden age of Saints football.

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