The New Orleans Saints (5-6) will likely put their playoff hopes on the line Thursday night when they make the short trip east to take on the Atlanta Falcons (10-1).
Another loss would likely end any chance the Saints currently have at securing a wild-card spot in the NFC. The Falcons, on the other hand, are closing in on the NFC South crown. An Atlanta win Thursday night and a Tampa Bay loss in Denver secures the division for the Falcons.
In the following slides, we will break down the five matchups that will decide whether the Saints stay alive in the NFC or if the Falcons get one step closer to winning the NFC South.