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Wildcard hunt: Who we want to win this week UPDATED



SUCCESS! 1) Cardinals (4-5) @ Falcons (8-1): Falcons. As much as it pains me to say it, the Falcons have the division locked up and it's best they defeat all other NFC teams.

NO DICE 2) Browns (2-7) @ Cowboys (4-5): Browns. No brainer here. An AFC team beating a 4-5 Cowboys team at home would be very nice for us.

SUCCESS! 3) Packers (6-3) @ Lions (4-5): Packers. This is up for some debate, but I would rather the Packers go ahead and win their division (I think with Cutler out with a concussion, they stand the best chance to take the NFC North anyway). A loss by the 4-5 Lions would help to eliminate one more team fighting with New Orleans for a potential wildcard slot.

SUCCESS! 4) Jets (3-6) @ Rams (3-5-1): Jets. Another no brainer. Not that the Rams pose a serious playoff threat, but losing to an AFC team would probably kill their chances altogether at a post-season berth.

NO DICE 5) Eagles (3-6) @ Redskins (3-6): Eagles. While both teams share the same record and division, we own the tiebreaker vs. Philadelphia. With Washington beating us in Week 1, they would be more likely to beat us out in a tie breaker scenario.

NO DICE 6) Buccaneers (5-4) @ Panthers (2-7): Panthers. This is a hugely critical game, as Carolina could blunt Tampa's momentum and bring them to .500. We need Tampa to drop another game or two and must beat them in the Dome on December 16th.

7) Bears (7-2) @ 49ers (6-2-1): 49ers. Unfortunately, both these teams are likely to make the playoffs at this point so either team winning this game could help or hurt the Saints. But I would bet the 49ers are more a lock to win their division over Seattle than the Bears are to win theirs over Green Bay. With that in mind, it would be better for the 49ers to go ahead and win their division and hope the Bears stumble without Cutler.

NOTE: I did not analyze AFC vs. AFC match ups, as they have no bearing on the Saints' playoff chances.



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FleuryNipples
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re: Wildcard hunt: Who we want to win this week UPDATED


Props.
Thanks for the consolidation.
Now I know what games to keep an eye on.

I have a feeling Carolina will upset Tampa






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You're a federal agent.
Can't you do something to ensure the right outcomes?






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You're a federal agent.
Can't you do something to ensure the right outcomes?



I would, but I don't work weekends. I am a government employee, after all.






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ClientNumber9
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I have a feeling Carolina will upset Tampa


You know, I've been feeling this as well. I think Cammy Cam is due for a big game.






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7) Bears (7-2) @ 49ers (6-2-1): 49ers. Unfortunately, both these teams are likely to make the playoffs at this point so either team winning this game could help or hurt the Saints. But I would bet the 49ers are more a lock to win their division over Seattle than the Bears are to win theirs over Green Bay. With that in mind, it would be better for the 49ers to go ahead and win their division and hope the Bears stumble without Cutler.


I'm hoping the 49ers win so they won't be as motivated coming into our game. If the Bears lose Cutler they can pack their season in.

Thanks for the list btw. Good to know what to keep my eye on.






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re: Wildcard hunt: Who we want to win this week UPDATED


The Falcons don't have the division locked up.





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The Falcons don't have the division locked up.


This. But they sure have a huge cushion. And they don't suck. Sooooo.....






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And they don't suck.


My mind is telling me no, but my heart is telling me yes.






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SEClint
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I really dont know if the Eagles have anything left in them to win a road game.

At least tampa will be in carolina. still has that division rival feel bs going on, so hopefully they can do something. doubt any of their fans will show up though.

Falcons, hope they lose every game they play from here on out, and its chernobyl style.






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Green Bay has a ton of injuries, they could definitely drop some games fwiw





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I have a feeling Carolina will upset Tampa


Cam should have a big day against that secondary. Steve Smith had a good game the last time they played them. Hopefully Carolina doesn't turn the ball over like they have so far this year. Carolina's defense has gotten a lot better this year. Maybe the Bucs will be looking ahead to ATL next week and stumble






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wondering how much weather could effect some of these games. Including our own.





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wondering how much weather could effect some of these games. Including our own.


the way we've been running the ball lately, I think we'll be fine. Oakland will have to deal with the elements too.

do you know what the chances of rain are for Sunday?






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Supposed to be raining, but that might help us. Rain on fields usually slows down the pass rush some. If they can't get to Drew they will pay for it. Their secondary is already terrible. I also think our running game will once again play a huge role in it and allow Brees to set up some play action.


I'd really like to see Tampa lose to Carolina. As much as I dislike Cameron Newton, I hope he destroys them.






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As much as I dislike Cameron Newton, I hope he destroys them.


I fully support Scam too ... for this game only. After that I'll go back to enjoying his terribleness and temper tantrums.






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As much as I dislike Cameron Newton, I hope he destroys them.


I hope he gets knocked out the game, his backup comes in, blows Tampa away. And keeps the starting job.

But that's just me.






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That looks nice and all, but it comes down to us (4-5), Seattle (6-4), and Minnesota (6-4) for 1 wild card. That's pretty much the bottom line plain and simple.


The Vikings have a ridiculous schedule remaining so I'm not too worried about them. So it's us and Seattle IMO for the last spot. I just hope that hail mary td pass that wasn't in the SEA/GB game isn't what keeps the Saints out of the post season in a tie breaker scenario or something.






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Rain on fields usually slows down the pass rush some.


Seymour isn't playing and he is their best pass rusher

the Raiders have sacked the QB only 11 times all year. Seymour is the leader with 3 sacks. Not bad for the veteran at the humble age of 33

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As much as I dislike Cameron Newton, I hope he destroys them.


I was rooting for him when they nearly beat the Falcons earlier this year fwiw...






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JazzyJeff
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The Falcons don't have the division locked up.

yes they do. unless they have an epic meltdown the falcunts will win the division.






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