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NFC Playoff Picture: Saints stay put at No. 4 spot, can win division in Week 16

The most important thing the Saints need to do in Week 16 is win, then we’ll see how the rest of it all plays out.

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New York Jets v New Orleans Saints Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

We’re in Week 16 across the NFL, which means there’s just two more games left on everyone’s regular season schedule. The New Orleans Saints are just one of the many looking to get into the postseason, and there’s a good chance they can make it in on Sunday. However, those pesky Atlanta Falcons stand in their way. Here’s a look at the latest NFC Playoff picture, which has the Saints still at No. 4 in the conference. You can find the full playoff picture here.

NFC Playoffs - At a Glance

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

Around the NFC South: The Saints and Falcons clash at the same time the Bucs and Panthers do. Of course, it’s hard to say that there won’t be any scoreboard watching. A New Orleans win and Tampa upset gives the division to the black and gold.

Matchups to watch: The Vikings travel to take on the Packers, which might be with or without Aaron Rodgers. The Rams take on the Titans, who are looking to improve their seeding in the AFC. Meanwhile, the Eagles host the Raiders on Monday Night Football.

How the Saints can get to No. 3: Simply put, a Saints win and Rams loss will put New Orleans ahead in the seeding. Even if the Vikings or Eagles lose, they can’t get to No. 2. A win by the Saints or a tie between the Cowboys and Seahawks puts them in the postseason.