Still eying playoffs, Saints get ready for Falcons
METAIRIE - Drew Brees happily entertains playoff possibilities for the New Orleans Saints, even after a loss to San Francisco dropped them to 5-6.
New Orleans remains one game out of the NFC wild card race with five games left, which to Brees feels like the Saints are virtually in control of their playoff destiny - even if that is not entirely the case.
Because of their 31-21 loss to the Niners on Sunday, the Saints will need help in the form of losses by Seattle, Minnesota and Tampa Bay. New Orleans has the Buccaneers on its remaining schedule.
Next, however, comes Thursday night's clash with the Falcons in Atlanta. Brees says the Saints have come a long way since their 0-4 start and can't wait to get back on the field.