The Saints (11-5) will be the No. 6 seed in the NFC playoffs and will play in a wild-card game at 7:10 p.m. Saturday on NBC against the Philadelphis Eagles (10-6). The Eagles defeated the Dallas Cowboys 24-22 Sunday night to win the NFC East. San Francisco (12-4) edged Arizona 23-20 to secure the five seed and will play Green Bay, which raillied to defeat Chicago 33-28 Sunday to capture the NFC North and the fourth seed.
The winner of the Eagles-Cowboys game earns the NFC East title and the No. 3 seed. We will update the result of that game Sunday night.
The Saints' chance of winning the NFC South and the No. 2 seed ended when Carolina (12-4) edged Atlanta 21-20 earlier Sunday in the Georgia Dome. Seattle (13-3) is the No. 1 seed and will enjoy a bye week along with the Panthers.
Brees spread the wealth Sunday as four players caught his four TD passes (
Colston led the team in receptions with six for 67 yards while Moore had four for 73 and Graham had five for 71 yards. Eleven players caught passes for the Saints.
Tampa Bay quarterback Mike Glennon played well in defeat for the Bucs (4-12). He completed 22 of 41 for 219 yards with two touchdowns and one interception, a second-half interception by
The Saints' defense turned in another superior athlete, holding Tampa's running game in check while frustrating the Bucs on third down (3 of 13). Tampa finished with just 290 yards of offense and the Bucs were penalized eight times for 78 yards.