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The Seahawks are currently a 5 point favorite over the Vikings. Just three road teams in NFL history have been favored by that many points. All lost. Seattle fans will remember one of those games fondly.
|Tm||Year||Date||Opp||Result||OT||Spread||vs. Line||Over/Under||OU Result|
|PIT||2011||2012-01-08||@||DEN||L 23-29||OT||-7.5||not covered||34.0||over|
|NOR||2010||2011-01-08||@||SEA||L 36-41||-10.0||not covered||46.0||over|
|STL||2000||2000-12-30||@||NOR||L 28-31||-5.5||not covered||55.0||over|
Big Ben went into Denver to face Tim Tebow in 2011 and came home losers in overtime. Drew Brees and the defending Super Bowl champion Saints came into Seattle as the largest road playoff favorite ever, and felt the Earth shake beneath their feet before losing. Similarly, the defending Super Bowl champion Rams with Kurt Warner, lost on the road to Aaron Brooks and the Saints.
Seahawks fans feel plenty confident about this game. The rest of these teams surely did as well. No playoff game is easy.