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Seahawks ride Marshawn Lynch past Saints

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SEATTLE — Marshawn Lynch overpowered the New Orleans Saints in the postseason — again.

Lynch ran for 140 yards and two touchdowns, Steven Hauschka kicked three field goals in blustery conditions, and Seattle’s defense flustered Drew Brees and New Orleans in a 23-15 victory Saturday in the NFC Divisional playoff game.

The top-seeded Seahawks advanced to the NFC Championship game for the second time in franchise history and will host San Francisco or Carolina next Sunday. Seattle last reached the conference title game in the 2005 playoffs.

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