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Saints believe, but know they must perform

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The Saints and Seahawks play Saturday afternoon in Seattle.  The winner plays in the NFC Championship Game, the loser's season is over.  The Saints have been hoping for a return trip to the northwest after suffering their worst loss of the season there six weeks ago 34-7.

Flying over the Saints practice field today was a small plane pulling a big banner with one word, " Believe."

It's safe to say, after getting the first road playoff win in team history last weekend in Philadelphia the Saints will head to Seattle with renewed confidence and will need every bit of it in a place that will probably be very wet and will definitely be very loud.

Former Seahawk, linebacker David Hawthorne knows how crazy it can get and also knows the Saints will have to be on their game to keep things from getting too loud.  Head coach Sean Payton is concerned about more than the Seahawks, he has his eye on the weather was well.  Payton says the forecast calls for 100% chance of rain, which is a concern, but not his biggest.  That would be wind and the forecast is calling for high winds of more than 20 miles per hour.  That would directly affect the passing game and make field position and direction critical.

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