Saints drop to No. 3
New Orleans, if they drop any more games, would be at risk of sliding to the third seed in the NFC.
That would mean that the Saints likely wouldn’t have home-field advantage in their second game, assuming they make it past the conference’s sixth seed. Right now, that seed is likely to be the Bucs, a team the Saints have beaten twice, the second time with ease.
The Saints dropping to the third seed and not getting that home-field advantage would be brutal.
The team has the Chiefs on their radar, and they also have the Minnesota Vikings, a team that will be fighting for their playoff lives. They’ll have the Panthers, a team they should be able to handle easily, to end the season.
As for the Rams, they will have the Jets, Seahawks and Cardinals. While that’s not necessarily easy for Los Angeles, they should be able to get by all three. The Saints have the Chiefs, and for now, that may be the only game that matters as it’ll be tough for them to win.
Dropping to the third seed or playing the Vikings or Cardinals all present tough challenges which is the reason New Orleans needs to make sure they get that top seed in the NFC.