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Saints fans confident heading into Wild Card meeting with Bears

And no one wants to coach the Falcons.

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While the bottom half of the NFL is starting the process of planning out their offseason, teams like the New Orleans Saints still have plenty to play for.

The Saints earned the NFC South title this season and have a rematch to start the postseason against the Chicago Bears. As the team prepares for their game, fans are feeling strong about the Saints’ prospects.

According to the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey, a full 100 percent of responding Saints fans are confident the team is headed in the right direction. This is the second week in a row with that result.

The Saints are part of a souped-up playoff field this season and the NFL hopes to make a big splash with the six games this weekend. Their game, while also aired on CBS, is being broadcast on the children’s network Nickelodeon.

That decision was clearly made in hopes of attracting a younger fanbase. But the general fanbase is far less excited. Only 20 percent of fans said they will watch any of the Nickelodeon broadcast. Similarly, only about one-third of fans even think the concept is a good idea.

While the league’s top teams prepare for the playoffs, much of the rest of the league is forced to decide who will be leading their team going forward.

There are currently six open head coaching jobs in the NFL. According to the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey the Los Angeles Chargers have the most desirable job opening, with 56 percent of the vote. On the other end of the spectrum, neither the Jets nor Lions job received more than five percent, and the dumpster fire that is the Atlanta Falcons received only less than ten percent as well.

While it’s still mostly unknown who the Chargers – or any other team for that matter – is interested in, fans were clear who they think the top choice should be.

NFL fans from around the league were asked which of the top names being talked about is the best available option. According to 51% of fans, Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy is the man to get. We can only hope Bieniemy doesn’t end up with the Falcons. Maybe they can keep Raheem Morris?

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