In Week 14, three weeks before the season ends, the New Orleans Saints can clinch the NFC South for the fourth straight season, a division record.
After a 1-2 start to the season, the New Orleans Saints had their loyal fanbase already questioning if this team had it in them.
They had an ugly Week 2 loss to the Raiders in Las Vegas and then a defeat at the hand of MVP candidate Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. Things weren’t looking hot as Michael Thomas‘ return was not in sight.
The Saints have strung together nine straight victories, despite a large amount of those being either one-score victories or come-from-behind wins. The point is — they’ve been close. They are now 10-2 heading into Week 14.
The Tom Brady-led Bucs, which the Saints have handed it to twice this season, took over control of the division for a brief time before their tough times caught up with them. The Bucs, even with a Saints loss, could give New Orleans the division.
Here are the two ways they win the division this Sunday.
“And the surging New Orleans Saints, who have won nine in a row, can clinch the NFC South title with a win over Philadelphia or a loss by the Buccaneers to the Vikings,” USA Today wrote.
If they do it, even If it’s not on Sunday, it will be an NFC South record. They’re currently tied at three straight seasons as the division’s leader with the former Carolina Panthers teams that were captained by Cam Newton.
Week 14 could change everything, and they’ll be taking on the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles are in the NFC East, and they still have a chance at the postseason. Yes, the 3-8-1 Eagles could make the postseason, but they’ll be forced to beat the surging Saints.
The Saints have everything in their favor, and it looks like they’ll be letting Taysom Hill start a fourth-straight game for what could be the division-winning week. The odds are in New Orleans’ favor.