Short QBs a rare playoff matchup

January, 8, 2014
Jan 8
10:55
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RENTON, Wash. -- A couple of interesting stats about this weekend’s playoff game between the New Orleans Saints and the Seattle Seahawks:

1. Russell Wilson (5-foot-11) and Drew Brees (6-foot) are the two shortest starting quarterbacks in the NFL.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, this will be the first postseason meeting between quarterbacks 6-foot or shorter since 1978 when Pat Haden and the Los Angeles Rams beat Fran Tarkenton and the Minnesota Vikings 34-10 in L.A.

2. This will be the 26th postseason rematch of a regular-season game in which a team won by 27 or more points. Seattle defeated the Saints 34-7 in a Monday night game on Dec. 2. In those rematches during the playoffs, the team that lost in the regular season is 13-12.

Terry Blount

ESPN Seattle Seahawks reporter

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