Saints Upcoming Falcons game arguably biggest game since Saint's SB win (1 Viewer)

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SEATTLE SEAHAWKS [7-3] REMAINING SCHEDULE OPPONENTS COMBINED WON LOSS RECORD 23-41-1

Monday Nov. 30 at Philadelphia Eagles [3-6-1] Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA

Sunday Dec. 6 New York Giants [4-7] CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA

Sunday Dec. 13 New York Jets [0-11] Century Link Field, Seattle, WA

Sunday Dec. 20 at Washington Redskins [4-7] Fed Ex Field, Landover, MD

Sunday Dec. 27 Los Angeles Rams [7-4] CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA

Sunday Jan. 3 at San Francisco 49ers [5-6] Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, CA

GREEN BAY PACKERS [8-3] REMAINING SCHEDULE OPPONENTS COMBINED WON LOSS RECORD 24-30-1

Sunday Dec. 6 Philadelphia Eagles [3-6-1] Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI

Sunday Dec. 13 at Detroit Lions [4-7] Ford Field, Detroit, MI

Sunday Dec. 20 Carolina Panthers [4-8] Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI

Sunday Dec. 27 Tennessee Titans [8-3] Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI

Sunday Jan. 3 at Chicago Bears [5-6] Soldier Field, Chicago, IL

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS [9-2] REMAINING SCHEDULE OPPONENTS COMBINED WON LOSS RECORD 25-28-1

Sunday Dec. 6 at Atlanta Falcons [4-7] Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA

Sunday Dec. 13 at Philadelphia Eagles [3-6-1] Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA

Sunday Dec. 20 Kansas City Chiefs [9-1]Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA

Friday Dec. 25 Minnesota Vikings [5-6] Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA

Sunday Jan. 3 at Carolina Panthers [4-8] Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
 

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How is the Atlanta game bigger than the Kansas City game in 3 weeks? Kansas City’s offense is the biggest test for our defense all season.

Just like Atlanta did yesterday, Tampa also blew out the Raiders two weeks before we blew out Tampa again 38-3. Atlanta still has the same horrible defense and horrible offensive line that we played 2 weeks ago.
 

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Judging from what Saints have weakest schedule with one game lead as number 1 seed ill take that. Saints are fine.

If they keep doing what they have been doing theyll keep that number one seed and have a great chance to achieve their goals.
 
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SEATTLE SEAHAWKS [7-3] REMAINING SCHEDULE OPPONENTS COMBINED WON LOSS RECORD 23-41-1

Monday Nov. 30 at Philadelphia Eagles [3-6-1] Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA

Sunday Dec. 6 New York Giants [4-7] CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA

Sunday Dec. 13 New York Jets [0-11] Century Link Field, Seattle, WA

Sunday Dec. 20 at Washington Redskins [4-7] Fed Ex Field, Landover, MD

Sunday Dec. 27 Los Angeles Rams [7-4] CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA

Sunday Jan. 3 at San Francisco 49ers [5-6] Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, CA

GREEN BAY PACKERS [8-3] REMAINING SCHEDULE OPPONENTS COMBINED WON LOSS RECORD 24-30-1

Sunday Dec. 6 Philadelphia Eagles [3-6-1] Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI

Sunday Dec. 13 at Detroit Lions [4-7] Ford Field, Detroit, MI

Sunday Dec. 20 Carolina Panthers [4-8] Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI

Sunday Dec. 27 Tennessee Titans [8-3] Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI

Sunday Jan. 3 at Chicago Bears [5-6] Soldier Field, Chicago, IL

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS [9-2] REMAINING SCHEDULE OPPONENTS COMBINED WON LOSS RECORD 25-28-1

Sunday Dec. 6 at Atlanta Falcons [4-7] Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA

Sunday Dec. 13 at Philadelphia Eagles [3-6-1] Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA

Sunday Dec. 20 Kansas City Chiefs [9-1]Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA

Friday Dec. 25 Minnesota Vikings [5-6] Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA

Sunday Jan. 3 at Carolina Panthers [4-8] Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
The Saints can eliminate any prospective issues simply by refusing to lose!
 

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If the premise is that the Falcons game is the "biggest game since Saint's SB win" because the Saints "must" keep the #1 seed, then every next game for the rest of the schedule will be the "biggest game since Saint's SB win". So if the Saints lose, will you say they lost the next biggest game in Saints history? That doesn't make sense to me.
 
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How is the Atlanta game bigger than the Kansas City game in 3 weeks? Kansas City’s offense is the biggest test for our defense all season.

Just like Atlanta did yesterday, Tampa also blew out the Raiders two weeks before we blew out Tampa again 38-3. Atlanta still has the same horrible defense and horrible offensive line that we played 2 weeks ago.
Because if the Saints lose the Atlanta game, then
How is the Atlanta game bigger than the Kansas City game in 3 weeks? Kansas City’s offense is the biggest test for our defense all season.

Just like Atlanta did yesterday, Tampa also blew out the Raiders two weeks before we blew out Tampa again 38-3. Atlanta still has the same horrible defense and horrible offensive line that we played 2 weeks ago.
Why, because if the Saints were to lose to Atlanta, and end up tied with Green Bay, then Green Bay would win the playoff tiebreaker since the Saints already lost to the Packers and the Saints would have to win the NFC Championship by beating Green Bay at Lambeau Field, a notorious poor footing outdoor stadium during the wintertime, something the Saint's have never thrived at doing. The Saints can solve this potential issue by simply by winning out. The added benefit of that outcome is that the Packers would still need to beat the Titans although they get to play the Titans at home to even have a chance for a tiebreaker. Now the Saints would still need to defeat the Chiefs should the Packers win out to avoid the tiebreaker scenario mentioned previously, but hopefully by God's grace and healing power the Saints will have Drew Brees back in the saddle. Regardless, the Saints need to beat the Falcons. I hope I got all these scenarios right. Either way, the Falcon game shapes up as being a huge game. Have a blessed day!
 

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i would say that's not true. there have been plenty of bigger games. Every playoff game since then, the 49ers game last year, etc.
 
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If the premise is that the Falcons game is the "biggest game since Saint's SB win" because the Saints "must" keep the #1 seed, then every next game for the rest of the schedule will be the "biggest game since Saint's SB win". So if the Saints lose, will you say they lost the next biggest game in Saints history? That doesn't make sense to me.
Should the Saints lose to Atlanta, the odds are they have to go through Lambeau Field to get to the SuperBowl, Winning the Atlanta game is critical to avoiding that.
 

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Having the “1 seed” in the playoffs doesn’t guarantee any team anything. In fact, I would suggest going back to see how often the 1 seed even makes the Super Bowl. Of course it happens but probably a lot less than you think.

Even wildcard teams have won the Super Bowl? It happens. There is way to much emphasis placed on being the one seed.

This weeks game is not even a top 20 since 2009.
 

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Judging from what Saints have weakest schedule with one game lead as number 1 seed ill take that. Saints are fine.

If they keep doing what they have been doing theyll keep that number one seed and have a great chance to achieve their goals.
I only see 1 possible loss on Green Bay's remaining schedule... Tennessee Titans. I do see at least 2 possibilities that could give Seattle another L.

As long as the Saints can win at Atlanta and against Minnesota... they will be fine. Lets just hope COVID doesn't add another team to the playoffs in each conference. If it does, the 1-seed bye week will vanish into thin air.
 
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Having the “1 seed” in the playoffs doesn’t guarantee any team anything. In fact, I would suggest going back to see how often the 1 seed even makes the Super Bowl. Of course it happens but probably a lot less than you think.

Even wildcard teams have won the Super Bowl? It happens. There is way to much emphasis placed on being the one seed.

This weeks game is not even a top 20 since 2009.
The last wildcard to make the Superbowl was the Ravens in 2012. Each and every SB participant since then has been a #1 or #2 seed with a bye.

An extra week off and at least one guaranteed home game at the divisional level is a huge boost in the playoffs.

SFIAH
 

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How is the Atlanta game bigger than the Kansas City game in 3 weeks? Kansas City’s offense is the biggest test for our defense all season.

Just like Atlanta did yesterday, Tampa also blew out the Raiders two weeks before we blew out Tampa again 38-3. Atlanta still has the same horrible defense and horrible offensive line that we played 2 weeks ago.
A conference game is always more important than an interconference game.

The Chiefs game is obviously the most interesting but in terms of importance, it is the least of all remaining games.
 

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Should the Saints lose to Atlanta, the odds are they have to go through Lambeau Field to get to the SuperBowl, Winning the Atlanta game is critical to avoiding that.
That doesn't make it any bigger than any other NFC game left on the schedule, much less the second biggest game since the Saints won the Super Bowl. FWIW, Green Bay will probably lose at least another game - I see the Titans beating them. They could choke on the Panthers as well.
 

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