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NFC Playoff Picture: Saints still holding No. 3 spot

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The Saints picked up a very important win in Week 11 to keep pace in the red-hot NFC playoff race.

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Entering Week 12, the New Orleans Saints are still in a good spot for the playoffs. The NFC Playoff picture still has the black and gold sitting at the No. 3 seed, and interestingly enough they’d host the Falcons if the playoffs started today. You can find the full NFL playoff picture here.

NFC Playoffs - At a Glance

  1. Eagles (9-1)
  2. Vikings (8-2)
  3. Saints (8-2)
  4. Rams (7-3)
  5. Panthers (7-3)
  6. Falcons (6-4)
  7. Lions (6-4)
  8. Seahawks (6-4)
  9. Packers (5-5)
  10. Cowboys (5-5)
  11. Redskins (4-6)
  12. Cardinals (4-6)
  13. Buccaneers (4-6)
  14. Bears (3-7)
  15. Giants (2-8)
  16. 49ers (1-9)

Around the NFC South: The Panthers travel to take on the Jets, while the Falcons host the Buccaneers in a key divisional clash.

Matchups to watch: Obviously, the Saints will have to take care of their own business traveling to take on the Rams on Sunday. The Eagles host the lowly Bears, so the indication would be they won’t get much help there. Meanwhile, the Lions host the Vikings.