December 16, 2010

Week 15 playoff scenarios

Though they control their own destiny in the hunt for a wildcard playoff birth, the Saints can clinch a guaranteed playoff spot this Sunday in Baltimore.

The Saints need to take care of their own business first off, at noon against the Ravens.

Then they need Tampa Bay to lose to the Lions in Detroit in a game played at the same time. 

Then the Saints need the New York Giants, Chicago Bears or Green Bay Packers to lose.  There are more scenarios where the Saints can clinch a spot with a win, a Tampa Bay tie, and a loss or tie by the Giants, Bears or Packers.

The Giants play at noon against the Eagles.  The Packers play Sunday night against the Patriots.  The Bears play Monday night against the Vikings.

The Falcons can clinch a playoff spot with a win in Seattle in a late afternoon game, or could also clinch a spot with a loss by the Giants, Bears or Vikings.

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