What better gift can Who Dat Nation receive than a Victory Sunday on Christmas Day? The New Orleans Saints gave fans all across the globe the sweet gift of a Week 16 win over the Cleveland Browns on Christmas Eve. Sure, it was freezing cold and there were mistakes all across the board, but getting a win this late in the season to keep playoff hopes alive is always a great thing.
With just two games left in the regular season, all the Saints can do is handle what they can control and that's doing everything possible to win out. They have a Week 17 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles and then their Week 18 season finale against the Carolina Panthers at home in the Caesars Superdome.
Now that the Saints are 6-9, if everything falls into place and they win out, they'd end the season at 8-9 and with how tight the NFC South division race has been, it could be enough to earn a playoff berth. Only time will tell but so far, the Saints are doing everything they can as they currently enjoy a two-game winning streak for the first time this season.
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Saints DB Daniel Sorensen Picks Off Deshaun Watson For First INT Of Season [Kyle Ireland, KSL Sports]
It's always a beautiful thing when a player gets their first interception of the season as such is the case with safety Daniel Sorensen. The longtime Kansas City Chief got his first interception as a member of the Saints against the Browns which helped in their Week 16 victory.
NFC South standings update: Falcons are first to be eliminated from playoff contention [John Sigler, Saints Wire]
You just love to see it, eh? The winner of the NFC South will likely come down to the wire but it's great to know that the Atlanta Falcons are not only officially eliminated from playoff content but were the first in the division. Sorry, not sorry.
How much would the Saints get in a trade if Sean Payton decided to return? [Josh Hill, FanSided]
It looks like former Saints head coach Sean Payton is building a super team coaching staff to come out of retirement and go back to what he loves to do. He's likely enjoyed his short tenure as a FOX Sports TV analyst but as is the case with many NFL athletes and coaches, the itch to return is always there. It will be very interesting to see what the Saints would get back in return since Payton can only be traded to another team.