How every Week 17 game affects the Saints’ draft position

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Oct 15, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman (24) is tackled by New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan (94) in the second half of their game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Saints (6-9) at Atlanta Falcons (8-7)

 Nobody wants their team to lose, especially to a hated divisional rival like that team up north.  It’s been a rough year for Saints fans and any win is welcome.  That we can finish out the year with a clean sweep of Atlanta could be a bit of redemption.

However, a victory would mean moving from a shot at the eighth overall pick to a potential coin-flip situation with Buffalo for the sixteenth or seventeenth overall pick.

Who to root for:  New Orleans, because I can’t bring myself to want Atlanta to win.  But if things do go badly for us on Sunday then I’m more than happy with the conciliation prize of a better draft pick.

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