Thanks, San Francisco
Well, in one of the rare moments in Saints history, the 49ers helped us out. They beat the Seahawks, which all but eliminates them from contention for a first-round bye. Either one Saints win or one Seahawks loss (and they play San Diego next week) and they are DEAD.
So, true believers, it comes down to this: If Atlanta beats the Cowboys Saturday night and the Saints beat the Redskins Sunday (or, for that matter, win one of their next three games):
THE SAINTS HAVE THE #2 SEED WRAPPED UP!
I can't believe I'm going to say this, but...OH MY GOD, IT'S GONNA HAPPEN! Please, God, don't strike me down for celebrating too early. Can't we Saints fans enjoy this impending moment without having our boys blow it?
What do you think?
And oh, by the way, if the Falcons don't help us out too and lose to the Cowboys, the Falcons are officially eliminated from the division race. So it's a win/win for the Saints. But I still want the bigger win.
POST SCRIPT: Mr. Clio points out that the New York Giants would still be mathematically alive if they won this weekend. Of course, they'd still have to win out and the Saints would still have to lose out. Thanks for the information.
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