If the Seahawks win this game, there is no god. Unless –- wait — there is a god and he is prone to merciful acts such as that time when the Seahawks made the playoffs with a losing record.

And if he is merciful, then why would he strike down the Saints running backs like a pair of Baal-worshiping Midianites? Faith is complicated.

"This is the system," Pete Carroll said last week. "We just played it out and this is what happened." Discuss.

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