Say what you want about the man, but thanks to yet another Tim Tebow-led fourth quarter comeback and overtime field goal by the Broncos to take down the Chicago Bears this afternoon, the Saints have now officially locked up a 2011 NFL playoff berth. We're going to the post-season!
The even better news is that the San Francisco 49ers also lost their game this afternoon to NFC division rival Arizona Cardinals, now making them tied with the Saints with a 10-3 record. But the Niners still own the tiebreak by virtue of a better NFC record, so the Saints still need them to lose one more game in order to grab that second overall seed and second round bye.
It's now a battle with San Francisco for that first round bye. Let the real fun begin!