The weather traditional for a Puget Sound late fall — to use three meteorological terms: Crappy, icky, bleah — is upon us. With regard to Monday night’s game between the Seahawks and New Orleans Saints at the the Clink, it should be worth a point or two for the locals. The Saints are a dome team, which is NFL code for weather sissies.
A cold front is moving in. The forecasted high is 42, the low 31, with showers and a little breeze (see what I did there, Drew Brees?). If accurate, the forecast will be the first in freezing weather for the Saints in three years.
We already know the welcome for the Saints will be rude. Now it is likely to be raw. So the conditions will be a repeat of Jan. 8, 2011, when the Saints came to town as defending Super Bowl champions. They left as first-round playoff losers, 41-36 to the no-account Seahawks, the first team to make the NFL playoffs with a losing (7-9) record. They were brought asunder in no small part by the “Beast Quake” 67-yard touchdown run by Marshawn Lynch.