The New Orleans Saints have been a fixture of the annual NFL playoff tournament, having won the NFC South four years in a row and regularly competed for postseason glory. But they’re a long way from getting back in the mix after dropping four losses in a row. At this point, with a mediocre 5-6 record and two teams ahead of them owning tiebreakers, the Saints aren’t even in the projected NFC playoff picture. They place tenth in the seven-team playoff ranking. They’re third in their own division.
Here’s what the current NFC playoff standings look like going into the weekend, accounting for the three games on Thanksgiving: