How every Week 17 game affects the Saints’ draft position

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Oct 4, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) drops to throw during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium. Carolina won 37-23. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-9) at Carolina Panthers (14-1)  As Saints fans. the ‘Year of Cam Newton‘ has been terrifying to watch, but the ascension of Jameis Winston’s Tampa Bay squad could be just as troubling in the long run.

For now the Buccaneers are picking slightly ahead of the Saints thanks to their low strength of schedule (.479) but a Tampa Bay win and New Orleans loss could undo that and let the Saints move back into the top ten draft picks.

Who to root for:  Tampa Bay, because it would help the Saints if Atlanta wins and it’s been too long since we last saw Cam Newton sadly chew gum on the sideline with a Gatorade towel covering his head.

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