The New Orleans Saints could be playing in their final game of the season on Sunday. They have to beat the Atlanta Falcons and hope that the San Francisco 49ers lose to the Los Angeles Rams in order to clinch the final spot in the NFC playoffs.
As of now, the Saints are 4-point favorites over the Falcons per WynnBET. If this game were on a neutral field, Vegas would have NOLA as a full touchdown favorite over Atlanta. Furthermore, Vegas has the Rams favored over the Niners, meaning they think the Saints will punch their ticket to the playoffs.
Atlanta isn’t going to just lie down and let the Saints march into the playoffs, however. We all know how heated this rivalry is and if the Falcons can keep New Orleans out of the postseason, they’ll fight as hard as they can, even with nothing on the line for them.
Who is on the call for Saints-Falcons?
This game airs in the late window of games on Sunday, kicking off on FOX at 3:25 CST. Fans will hear the voices of Kevin Kugler, Mark Sanchez, and Laura Okmin for this matchup, which is a new crew to Saints games this season.
Kugler has mostly dabbled in baseball broadcasting but he’s certainly called his fair share of NFL games. Sanchez is a former NFL quarterback who went in the first round to the Jets in 2009 and played for three other teams during his nine-year career. Okmin, according to FOX Sports’ website, is the third-most tenured sideline reporter.
This is one of the more important games in Week 18, as it has big playoff implications and helps decide who’s getting that final spot in the NFC playoffs. The Saints can’t just win and be in — They have to hope for some help from the Rams of all teams.
Saints-Falcons games always seem to come down to the wire but as long as NOLA takes care of business, they held up their end of the bargain.