Because I AM a Saints fan...which means I'm a blithering idiot who couldn't tell reality from a Pakistani bootleg of Seinfeld dubbed in Slovenian. Yeah, I'm still concocting scenarios. It's that or radio-control cars, and this is cheaper.
I don't think we can catch Tampa Bay. Give 'em a round of applause, they defended their division title. Now, Bucs, go out and knock off the Panthers and the Falcons for us. Because if we win out, that means two losses apiece for Carolina and Atlanta--and division losses at that.
In addition, Carolina needs to get beat by New York. No problem there...Jake Delhomme will lose at least 12 fumbles from all the sacks he takes.
If all that happens, the Saints, Falcons, and Panthers are tied at 10-6...but the Saints win a wild-card tiebreaker with the best division record (3-3, as opposed to 2-4 for both the Falcons and Panthers).
Then, a bunch of other teams lose, and WE'RE IN THE PLAYOFFS!
Believe in now!