New Orleans Saints
The New Orleans Saints kept pace with the division leading Atlanta Falcons with their win against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. The Falcons beat the Bucs to improve to 10 – 2 and currently have the best record in the NFC. The New Orleans Saints improved to 9 – 3 by virtue of their win over the Bengals and lead the hunt for a wildcard spot.
The New Orleans Saints play a tougher schedule for the remainder of the season than the Falcons. The New Orleans Saints play 4 games all except one against teams that are in the playoff hunt. Their final game against the Bucs is the only game against a team with a losing record. The Falcons on the other hand play two teams with nothing but pride to play for, the Carolina Panthers and the Tampa Bay Bucs, and two teams, the New Orleans Saints and the Seattle Seahawks, who are in the playoff picture. The Seahawks are 6 – 6 and barely hanging on. This sets up a showdown on 12/27/2010 assuming the New Orleans Saints and the Falcons both win out.