NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Despite holding a 5-8 record, the New Orleans Saints were mathematically still in the playoff hunt, entering Sunday. In order to stay in contention, the Saints would need a lot of help from other teams, more specifically, losses by Seattle and Minnesota.
However, both the Vikings and the Seahawks picked up wins Sunday, eliminating New Orleans from the playoff picture. It is the second-consecutive year that New Orleans has failed to make the post season.
The Saints will wrap up their season with home games against Detroit and Jacksonville, prior to a road contest against Atlanta in Week 17.