Seahawks a Rare 5 Point Road Playoff Favorite, Which May Be Trouble

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Seattle will have to do something that has never been done before to advance to the next round of the playoffs.

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
Provided by View Original Table
Generated 1/5/2016.

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. 

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