As we get closer to the NFL Playoffs getting started, it’s still unknown where exactly the New Orleans Saints will end up at in terms of the seeding. It is a given though after Week 16 that the Saints will be playing on the weekend on January 6th-7th.
Below is all the scenarios for the Saints as they head into Week 17 looking to clinch their first NFC South championship when they take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 3:25 PM on Sunday.
SAINTS PLAYOFF SCENARIOS
For the Saints to get the 3 seed
Saints must win and Rams must lose
Result: Saints will host either Falcons or Seahawks in the wild-card round. Both teams are 9-6. Atlanta has the tiebreaker.
For the Saints to get the 4 seed
Saints win and Rams win OR Saints lose and Panthers lose
Result: The Saints will host the Panthers in the wild-card round.
For the Saints to get the 5 seed
Saints must lose and Panthers must win
Result: Saints will visit either Panthers or Rams in the wild-card round. If the Rams win in Week 17, the Saints would face Carolina. If the Rams lose in Week 17, the Saints would face the Rams.