The NFL released its first playoff clinching scenarios on Monday … a little earlier than usual. But that’s what happens when you have two undefeated teams coming out of Week 11.
The Indianapolis Colts can clinch the AFC South with a victory at Houston on Sunday AND a loss by Jacksonville, which plays at San Francisco the same day.
The New Orleans Saints can clinch the NFC South with a home victory over New England next Monday night AND a loss or tie by Atlanta, which hosts Tampa Bay on Sunday.
Despite being undefeated, Saints quarterback Drew Brees understands the challenges his team still faces.
“It only gets harder,” Brees said after Sunday’s win over Tampa Bay. “By no means can we sit back on what we’ve accomplished thus far. Every team we face would love to give us that first loss.”