The Saints still have a slim chance of making the playoffs. The Saints lost 38-23 to Philadelphia Sunday, leaving them at seven-and-eight overall.
But the loss cost the Saints a chance to take control of the race for the final wild-card spot in the NFC.
Still, because Minnesota lost to Washington, the Saints remain alive heading into their regular season finale in Chicago this Sunday.
To advance, the Saints must beat the Bears, then hope that Minnesota falls at Denver and that Washington loses to Dallas.