Odds are a wild-card team won’t go the distance. But the Tampa Bay Buccaneers did it just last year. It isn’t likely, mathematically speaking, but it isn’t impossible. The New Orleans Saints will need some help to get into the playoffs, but once their ticket is punched anything can happen.
That it’s even a possibility after everything they’ve overcome this season — Jameis Winston’s injury, weeks of COVID-19 absences, constant offensive line shakeups, and Sean Payton’s own stint on the COVID list — speaks to just how dangerous they can be. If they can get a few more players back, they could really make some noise in the postseason
Here’s how the Saints can reach Super Bowl LVI: