The Saints didn’t clinch the division last week, but the same offer that they had last week is on the table for them to clinch it this week.
Last week against the Kansas City Chiefs, the New Orleans Saints had a chance to clinch the division one of three ways. First, they could have simply beat the Chiefs, which didn’t happen. Secondly, the Buccaneers could have lost, which didn’t happen.
Lastly, both the Buccaneers and Saints could have tied, which didn’t happen. Now, we are back in the same position that we were last week. All three of those things are still on the table for the Saints to clinch the NFC South divisional title.
New Orleans has already clinched a playoff birth regardless. Even if they ended up not winning the division, they would still be on their way to the NFL Playoffs this year, but we want to see both happen for more than just one reason.
The good thing as we wind down the regular season is that the Saints have the tiebreaker on the Buccaneers if they end the regular season. With the same record after beating them twice, pretty badly too, this season both home and away, the Saints would still win the NFC South.
The black and gold are up against the Minnesota Vikings in a revenge game. It isn’t as expected at the beginning of the season though. The Vikings are only 6-8 this year and most likely not going to be invited to the playoffs this year.
The 9-5 Buccaneers are playing against the 5-9 Detroit Lions. Most likely Tom Brady and company will take it to the Lions in another win. That is going to put pressure on Drew Brees and the organization to get a win against the Vikings.
Another NFC South divisional title would put the Saints further on top of the division and give them more accolades than they already have. New Orleans needs this week to break their two-game losing streak and clinch the division.