With Thursday night’s game about to kick off, New Orleans’ view of the playoffs could come into focus.
If New Orleans is able to beat Chicago — and that will not be easy — the Saints have a legitimate chance to claim one of the NFC’s two wild-card spots.
With a win tonight, New Orleans would move to 8-6 with games remaining at Detroit and at home against Carolina. And remember, NFC South teams are 24-2 at home this season, including 10-0 in intra-division games.
So one victory tonight for the Saints brings the playoffs squarely into focus. One loss means the curtain comes down on New Orleans’ season.