Tue Dec 6 7:45 pm

The Most Important Games for the Saints are those games in the upcoming week whose outcome most changes the Saints final playoff standings. The Importance Factor provides a relative importance between games. Saints fans can use this table to identify the most interesting games in the upcoming week of play.

Game | Importance Factor (0‑100) |
Game Winner |
Saints Resultant Playoff Probabilities | ||||||
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Divisional Winners | Wildcard | No Playoffs No POs | |||||||

1* | 2* | 3** | 4** | 5 | 6 | 7 | |||

Saints (5‑7) vs Buccaneers Bucs (7‑5) |
11 | Saints Wins | X | <1% | <1% | 6% | <1% | 2% | 91% |

Current Probabilities | X | <1% | <1% | 3% | <1% | 1% | 96% | ||

Buccaneers Bucs Wins | X | X | <1% | <1% | <1% | <1% | 99% | ||

Rams (4‑8) vs Falcons (7‑5) |
5 | Rams Wins | X | <1% | <1% | 5% | <1% | 1% | 94% |

Current Probabilities | X | <1% | <1% | 3% | <1% | 1% | 96% | ||

Falcons Wins | X | <1% | <1% | 2% | <1% | 1% | 97% | ||

Bears (3‑9) vs Lions (8‑4) |
1 | Bears Wins | X | <1% | <1% | 3% | <1% | 1% | 96% |

Current Probabilities | X | <1% | <1% | 3% | <1% | 1% | 96% | ||

Lions Wins | X | <1% | <1% | 2% | <1% | 1% | 96% | ||

Eagles (5‑7) vs Redskins (6‑5‑1) |
1 | Eagles Wins | X | <1% | <1% | 3% | <1% | 1% | 96% |

Current Probabilities | X | <1% | <1% | 3% | <1% | 1% | 96% | ||

Redskins Wins | X | <1% | <1% | 3% | <1% | 1% | 96% | ||

Seahawks (8‑3‑1) vs Packers (6‑6) |
0 | Seahawks Wins | X | X | <1% | 3% | <1% | 1% | 96% |

Current Probabilities | X | <1% | <1% | 3% | <1% | 1% | 96% | ||

Packers Wins | X | <1% | <1% | 3% | <1% | 1% | 96% | ||

Panthers (4‑8) vs Chargers (5‑7) |
0 | Panthers Wins | X | <1% | <1% | 3% | <1% | 1% | 96% |

Current Probabilities | X | <1% | <1% | 3% | <1% | 1% | 96% | ||

Chargers Wins | X | <1% | <1% | 3% | <1% | 1% | 96% | ||

Jaguars (2‑10) vs Vikings (6‑6) |
0 | Jaguars Wins | X | <1% | <1% | 3% | <1% | 1% | 96% |

Current Probabilities | X | <1% | <1% | 3% | <1% | 1% | 96% | ||

Vikings Wins | X | <1% | <1% | 3% | <1% | 1% | 96% | ||

Giants (8‑4) vs Cowboys (11‑1) |
0 | Giants Wins | X | <1% | <1% | 3% | <1% | 1% | 96% |

Current Probabilities | X | <1% | <1% | 3% | <1% | 1% | 96% | ||

Cowboys Wins | X | <1% | <1% | 3% | <1% | 1% | 96% | ||

Cardinals (5‑6‑1) vs Dolphins (7‑5) |
0 | Cardinals Wins | X | <1% | <1% | 3% | <1% | 1% | 96% |

Current Probabilities | X | <1% | <1% | 3% | <1% | 1% | 96% | ||

Dolphins Wins | X | <1% | <1% | 3% | <1% | 1% | 96% | ||

Jets (3‑9) vs Forty-Niners (1‑11) |
0 | Jets Wins | X | <1% | <1% | 3% | <1% | 1% | 96% |

Current Probabilities | X | <1% | <1% | 3% | <1% | 1% | 96% | ||

Forty-Niners Wins | X | <1% | <1% | 3% | <1% | 1% | 96% |

**Notes**- ^ means the team will finish better than this playoff spot
- X means the team cannot win this playoff spot
- 50% - probability the team will win this playoff spot - green number indicates the team controls its destiny for this spot
- 50% - probability the team will win this playoff spot - red number indicates the team does not control its destiny for this spot
- * denotes first round bye in the playoffs
- ** denotes first round home field advantage in the playoffs