With a win against the Carolina Panthers in Week 17, the New Orleans Saints will do something no one has ever done in the NFC South division.
The New Orleans Saints have definitely had an up and a down year. They started off 1-0 with a win against a divisional win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Then they quickly dropped two in a row to the Raiders and the Packers, and most fans got scared.
They bounced back and went on to win nine in a row including wins against the Atlanta Falcons (twice), the Carolina Panthers, and another one against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers among other teams that they faced during that stretch.
Standing now at 10-2, the team dropped another two games to the Eagles and, as expected, the Chiefs. After a huge bounce-back win against the Minnesota Vikings, the team is now 11-4 heading into their final week of the 2020 NFL regular season.
It has been a roller coaster of a year, from wins and losses, additions and subtractions to the team, and of course how COVID-19 change the NFL and the way we do things. However, after all of that is said and done, if the team gets a win in Week 17, they will have made NFC South history.
If the Saints get a win in Carolina this week, they will have swept the NFC South for the first time in history. From the start of the division in 2002, Atlanta, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, and Carolina have wrestled for divisional titles.
However, none of the division leaders have ever fully swept each of the six divisional games in one season. Some have only lost one, but no one has ever beaten each divisional opponent twice — except for this season.
New Orleans has already beaten Tampa Bay and Atlanta at home and away. They have already beaten Carolina at home. Now it is all up to the black and gold beating Carolina away for them to forever be enshrined in NFC South history.