Are the New Orleans Saints in of the playoffs? (2022)

CLEVELAND, OHIO - DECEMBER 24: Andy Dalton #14 of the New Orleans Saints throws a pass during the second half in the game against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 24, 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OHIO - DECEMBER 24: Andy Dalton #14 of the New Orleans Saints throws a pass during the second half in the game against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 24, 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /
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After the way the New Orleans Saints started their season, it looked like the team’s season would be over before it even started. However, as the season has progressed, we’ve seen a glimmer of hope as the team has managed to pick up a handful of crucial wins.

While this season has not been a pretty one, the Saints have managed to keep their postseason dreams alive through Week 16 — something that many fans thought wouldn’t even be possible given the way the season started.

The Saints haven’t yet managed to secure their place in the postseason, but is that because the team has already been eliminated or is there still a chance the team could make it into the playoffs this year?

Are the Saints out of the playoffs?

No, the New Orleans Saints are not out of the playoffs yet. According to The New York Times’ playoff simulator, New Orleans has a 1% chance of making the playoffs. However, it’s also important to clarify that the team has not yet locked down a spot in the playoffs.

Can the Saints still make the playoffs? (2022)

Yes, the New Orleans Saints still have a chance of making the playoffs in 2022. After their Week 16 win, New Orleans managed to keep their postseason hopes alive but their odds of making it into the playoffs aren’t the greatest. The team will need to win their remaining games and then will need several things to fall into place including a number of losses for its various division rivals.

What needs to happen for the Saints to make the playoffs?

In order for the New Orleans Saints to have a shot at the playoffs, they need to win all of their remaining games and get some help from the other teams in their division in order to clinch a spot. They need the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to lose each of their remaining four games, the Carolina Panthers to beat Tampa and lose each of their remaining games, and the Atlanta Falcons to beat Tampa and lose each of their remaining games.

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