Saints can’t clinch first-round bye after Bears beat Packers

Saints can’t clinch first-round bye after Bears beat Packers
The Saints will try to keep two games up on the Bears if they beat Carolina on Monday night. (Source: Tim Eddington)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The Saints will have to wait another week if they want to clinch a first-round bye in the NFC playoffs. The Bears clinched the NFC North by beating the Packers, 24-17.

The Bears (10-4) will now stay within two games of the Saints after beating Green Bay. The Saints (11-2) can push their lead over the Bears back to two games if they beat the Panthers on Monday Night Football.

New Orleans currently holds the 1-seed over the Rams (11-2) with head-to-head matchup being the tiebreaker. The Saints beat the Rams, 45-35, in week 9 of the regular season.

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