Saints clinch NFC South title with win over Falcons (1 Viewer)

By Jeremy Bergman | Around The NFL Writer


That's how the South was won. The New Orleans Saints (10-2) clinched their third consecutive NFC South title by beating the rival Atlanta Falcons (3-9), 26-18, in the final game of the Thanksgiving tripleheader. Here's what we learned from New Orleans' victory:

1. We're not even into December, and New Orleans has secured a playoff berth. Such was the state of the NFC South this season, as the Panthers (5-6) lost Cam Newton, the Falcons lost their way and the Buccaneers (4-7) remained lost at sea. The Saints' Turkey Day triumph over Atlanta clinched the division for New Orleans for the third consecutive season, a feat the franchise had never accomplished and no NFC South team had accomplished in the division's 18-year existence. New Orleans will be assured at least one playoff game in the Superdome, where they are 6-1 in the Sean Payton era, with the one loss being, well, that loss. ...

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