What they're saying nationally about the Saints loss

What they're saying nationally about the Saints loss

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SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 11: Running back Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks runs the ball against cornerback Corey White #24 and defensive end Cameron Jordan #94 of the New Orleans Saints in the first quarter during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at CenturyLink Field on January 11, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

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Posted on January 12, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Updated Sunday, Jan 12 at 1:08 PM

Here's a collection of articles from around the web about the Saints loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Divisional playoff round.

ESPN Terry Blount said the "Seahawks (found) a way, as they always do"

ESPN's Mike Triplett reported this quote from Brees on the Saints' championship window: "You just don't know how many more opportunities you have to play this game, to compete at this level and have a shot at a championship. You certainly can never take it for granted."

SB Nation says the Saints will learn their draft position today. If the Chargers win, they'd see a one-pick improvement, from pick 27 to 26.

John Breech with CBS Sports said the play by Marques Colston at the end of the game was "one of the most bizarre game-ending decisions in NFL postseason history."

Jerry Brewer, a columnist for The Seattle Times, said the Seahawks won because they were tougher than the Saints.

USA Today graded each team's units Sunday. They gave the Saints running game a B, but handed out D and F grades to the passing offense and run defense, respectively.

Gregg Doyel with CBS Sports said "showed up Saturday at CenturyLink Field with no self-awareness, fooling themselves into thinking they were the tougher team in the stadium, and they weren't."

Brian Shpigel with the New York Times said the Saints tried to recreate the conditions they'd face against the Seahawks, painting their opponent's logo on the team's practice field and blaring speakers during practice, but ultimately failed.

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