Saints in the playoffs: Where they stand

Back-to-back NFC South champs!

Chris Miller
December 09, 2018 - 4:35 pm

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For the second consecutive season, the New Orleans Saints are NFC South champions.

The Saints guaranteed their fans at least one home playoff game with the 28-14 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. At 11-2, the team is still in the hunt for a first round bye and homefield advantage in the NFC.

Sunday night's Los Angeles Rams at Chicago Bears game is filled with ramifications for the Saints. A Bears win would drop the Rams to 11-2 and return the Saints to the top of the division standings, owing to the Saints Week 9 win over the Rams at the Superdome. The Saints would need to keep winning to guarantee that the road to the Super Bowl goes through the Superdome.

A Chicago win would also keep the Bears in the hunt for a first round bye, although they would still trail the Saints and the Rams by two games, with three more to play this season.

A Rams win in Chicago would gaurantee Los Angeles a first round bye and put them one step closer to home field throughout the playoffs. But it would also drop the Bears to five losses this season. That would put the Saints one win away from clinching a first round bye.

The Rams and Bears play tonight at 7:25. You can listen to the game on WWL 870 AM and 105.3 FM.

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