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What are the likely playoff scenarios for the Saints?

The New Orleans Saints locked up the NFC South on Thanksgiving with their win over the Atlanta Falcons, but all eyes were on their matchup this past Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers in a battle of NFC supremacy.

With the Saints coming up on the losing end of Sunday’s 48-46 nail-biter, what are the playoff implications for New Orleans? Is the #1 seed in the NFC still an option? What’s the worst case scenario for the Saints? What’s the best case? What’s the most likely? Is the most likely scenario the same as either the best or worst possible outcome?