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Huston Street Authentic Jersey ¡°Obviously it¡¯s not what everyone wants to see or what our goals were, but that¡¯s showing that we have a young team that¡¯s showing improvement right there. So definitely, any time we go out there, we definitely want to win.¡±

Saints coach Sean Payton wasn¡¯t quite as enthusiastic about the idea of finishing at least .500 for the first time since 2013. But he said winning is always a worthy goal.

¡°I look more closely at just the game itself, and winning is significant always,¡± Payton said. ¡°So the final record still represents something that¡¯s not good enough and hasn¡¯t gotten us into the postseason, and yet it¡¯s an opportunity to win another game.¡±

Seattle Seahawks (9-5-1). They came all the way back and somehow still lost a home game to the Arizona Cardinals because of a missed extra point. Seattle is the NFC West champion, but it might have cost itself a chance at a first-round bye. As of now, the Seahawks would have to play three games (with at least one on the road) just to reach the Super Bowl.

Green Bay Packers (9-6). Green Bay is technically the NFC North leader at the moment. The Packers are tied with the Lions for first place but beat them head-to-head. The teams face off again in Week 17 at Detroit, and the winner will be division champ. The loser can still get in but would need help. Specifically, if the Packers lose, they would still be a wild-card team if Washington and the Buccaneers both lose. The Packers also could sneak in as a wild card if Washington loses and Green Bay clinches the strength-of-victory tiebreaker over Tampa. To do that, the Packers need any one of the following four teams to lose in Week 17: San Francisco, Tennessee, Indianapolis or Dallas. But the main point here is: win and the Packers are in as a division champ.