Saints Still Control Control Their Playoff Fate – Just Barely

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Oct 16, 2016; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints kicker Wil Lutz (3) is held up by tight end Josh Hill (89) after connecting on a 52-yard field goal with 16 seconds remaining during the fourth quarter of a game against the Carolina Panthers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Panthers 41-38. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports


Not a single sentence written on all of the previous pages, means a thing if New Orleans doesn’t WIN.

Mathematically, they don’t necessarily have to “win out” and go undefeated over their next six games.

They even could conceivably lose this weekend to the Rams and still be alive for the playoffs,; but good teams are not determined by “mathematical possibilities” — but rather, they are determined by wins and losses.

The  reality of the Saints’ situation is that they currently have six losses already, and have next to NO margin of error left.

The Saints can actually control their own Playoff fate — but just barely.

But it order for that to happen, it requires WINNING games, instead of finding ways to lose them…..