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January 6, 2014 at 10:35 AM

Monday links: Saints aware of CenturyLink challenge

The Seahawks will be back to work in earnest today, beginning preparations for Saturday’s playoff game against the Saints.

It’s a rematch of one of Seattle’s marquee wins of 2013, a 34-7 win over the Saints on Dec. 2.

This time, though, the Saints are vowing it will be different, as detailed in our story for the Monday paper.

“We got our wish,” Saints receiver Marques Colston told reporters in Philadelphia after the win over the Eagles. “We have to watch the film and get prepared and have a great week. That first night against them was not us. We feel like we are a better team and we have to prove that.”

IN OTHER NEWS. …

— Both Dan Quinn and Darrell Bevell being mentioned as possible candidates at Tennessee;

— The Redskins have reportedly talked to Bevell but are also interested in a few others as their search hits its second week;

— Seahawks.com says the preparation is not all about the Saints;

— Lots of Saints coverage from the New Orleans Times-Picayune;

— Included  is this story with some glowing comments on the team from Sean Payton;

— USA Today also writes about the Saints vowing to do better this time;

— ESPN.com’s Terry Blount says not to expect another blowout;

— ESPN.com also writes that the Saints remember the sting in Seattle;

— The New York Daily News looks at how the Saints re-invented themselves for playoff success;

— ESPN also notes that New Orleans’ secondary is a little beat up;

— A New Orleans perspective of what happened the first time;

— More on New Orleans’ new-found running game in Philadelphia;

— Syndicated columnist Norman Chad is rooting for Pete Carroll to lose;

— Here’s our story on Marshawn Lynch’s fine for not speaking to the media;

— And more on Lynch from ESPN.com;

— Ten takeaways on Wild Card Weekend from NFL.com.

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