Saints, Falcons and the playoff picture

December, 11, 2011
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As it stands right now, the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons both would be in the NFC playoffs.

At the moment (and we clarify the time frame because the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants are playing right now and that could impact things), the 10-3 Saints would be the No. 3 seed and the Falcons would be the fifth seed.

Again, as of now, the Saints would host the Detroit Lions in the first round and the Falcons would travel to Dallas.

Take a look at the Playoff Machine and you can plug in any number of scenarios for the rest of the season to see how they would impact the playoff picture and seedings.

Pat Yasinskas | email

ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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