Harvin key to Seattle's Super Bowl hopes

Percy Harvin's health could play a big role in Seattle's postseason fate. Harry How/Getty Images

SEATTLE -- Percy Harvin might not remember much from his return to the Seattle Seahawks following an extended injury layoff. Harvin might not want to remember much after the New Orleans Saints roughed him up repeatedly during the Seahawks' 23-15 victory in the NFC divisional playoffs Saturday. Doctors checked Harvin for a concussion twice and ultimately banned him from finishing the game after Seattle built a 16-0 lead.

As disappointing as Harvin's return was from both injury and individual-production standpoints, the time Harvin spent on the field revealed plenty about the Seahawks' championship outlook. Home-field advantage and a generally dominant defense might be enough for the Seahawks to reach the Super Bowl, but Harvin's availability could be the key to winning it.