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With four games left to go in the regular season, the New Orleans Saints are right in the middle of a crowded NFC playoff picture and they’re looking to create some separation down the stretch.
Even at 9-3, the Black and Gold currently boast the fourth seed behind 10-2 Minnesota, 10-2 Philadelphia, and the 9-3 LA Rams, who have the head to head tie breaker.
When the Saints went on an eight game winning streak earlier this year, it started with a victory over the Carolina Panthers. On Sunday, New Orleans beat its divisional foe yet again, meaning another eight game streak would crown the Saints as Super Bowl champions.
That is assuming they get a first round bye and that the NFL didn’t expand the regular season to 17 games. Defensive End Cameron Jordan said, “So we’d have to go nine most likely? I was thinking eight with a Week 1 bye. Okay, I’m gunning for the best here. (I think it’d be nine with a bye, because five left in the regular season.) Is that what we’ve got left? No we don’t. Think about it, think about it. We’ve got four left. (You’ve got seven or eight). You’re right it’d be eight. (Pro Bowl.) (Exactly!) I’m not looking for that, I’m looking for a Super Bowl. We have big dreams and we’re trying to fulfill them.”
The Saints will get to work on that second straight win with tomorrow’s Thursday Night Football game on WXXV on NBC. The Saints will be visiting its NFC South rival the Atlanta Falcons.
And the Falcons will make the return trip to the Mercedes Benz Superdome two weeks later on December 24th. Today, the NFL announced it will not exercise its option to flex that game to the primetime slate, leaving kickoff for its originally scheduled time at noon.
Atlanta currently trails New Orleans by two games in the NFC South standings at 7-5.


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