The New Orleans Saints are on bye this week, but there are plenty of games with postseason relevance to tune in for. 13 different teams have already been all-but eliminated by virtue of winning 2 games or fewer in the first 5 weeks, narrowing down the field of playoff hopefuls. Every team in that group has been given a 21% chance or lesser of reaching the postseason by FiveThirtyEight.
Conversely, there are five different games that directly impact the NFC South standings and projected playoff seeding around the conference at large. Here’s who to root for with the Saints watching from the sidelines (all odds sourced from BetMGM Sportsbook):