It seems crazy to talk about the playoffs when the Saints are 5-6. But, if they can win one of the next two games – at Atlanta or at the Giants – they are 6-7 with three to play.
The Saints have Tampa, Dallas, and Carolina to end the season.
The 6-5 Seahawks still have to play the Bears and 49ers. The 6-5 Bucs still have to play the Broncos, Saints, and Falcons, all on the road. The 6-5 Vikings still have to play the Bears, the Packers twice, and at Houston.
Yes, is it a long shot. And if the Saints don’t win one of the next, they are done. But not yet.