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Saints playoff picture looking slim after Sunday


Nov 29, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) wipes his brow during a timeout against the Atlanta Falcons during the second quarter of their game at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Saints playoff hope hinges on several factors and things don’t look too promising after yesterday with a few last minute heroics.

The Saints are currently at the 12th seed in the playoff race after at one time knocking on the door to threaten the Seattle Seahawks for the 6th seed in the Wild Card spot.

Going into Sunday the Saints needed 2 NFC losses by the Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings, and the Washington Redskins.  They also needed one by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Saints did get one as the Vikings fell to the Green Bay Packers chalking an NFC loss.  The Bucs also lost to the Denver Broncos but they are actually in the AFC.

The Chicago Bears looked to hand the Seahawks a loss but quarterback Russell Wilson continued to play like a pro instead of a rookie and threw a touchdown pass in overtime to keep them at their 6th seed spot.

Another thing that didn’t help the Saints too much was a victory that the Philadelphia Eagles had in hand over the Dallas Cowboys until a late turnover sealed their fate.  The Cowboys now are in the Saints way of a playoff spot for the moment.

Of course the main domino that will have to fall for the Saints is not only a network of losses by the other teams, but they will have to win out for the rest of the season with two road games and two home games left.