The Saints now have a clear picture of their round-one playoff game.
New Orleans (11-5) will face the Carolina Panthers (11-5) in the Superdome next week in the first round of the playoffs. The Saints and Panthers will play Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on FOX.
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The NFC playoff picture was clarified after the Saints lost to Tampa Bay on Sunday, locking them in the 4th seed in the NFC, and Atlanta beat Carolina to claim a playoff spot. Atlanta, the No. 6 seed, will play the 3rd-seeded Los Angeles Rams. Carolina is the 5th seed.
Philadelphia (No. 1 seed) and Minnesota (No. 2 seed) will get byes in the first round of the playoffs.
In Round 2, the lowest remaining seed will play at Philadelpha, and the second lowest-remaining seed will play at Minnesota.
If the Saints play at Philadelphia, the game would be Saturday, Jan. 13, at 3:35 p.m. If the Saints play at Minnesota, the game would be Sunday, Jan. 14, at 3:40 p.m.
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