2. New Orleans Saints

Last Week's Rank: 3
Record: 11 - 3
This Week: W @ Vikings, 42-20
Up Next: vs. Falcons, 8:30 Monday
Trending: Up

If chasing a first-round bye wasn't reason enough for Drew Brees to keep flinging the ball, how about telling him that he is just 304 yards away from tying Dan Marino's NFL record for most passing yards in a season (5,084 in 1984)? (We're gonna assume he knows that, but if you read this and happen to see him at the supermarket this week, give him a reminder.) Enough about chasing the record book, New Orleans is a 49ers loss away from controlling their playoff destiny. With two more games, both at home against division rivals, Atlanta and Carolina, respectively, the Saints could be a very confident team once the postseason rolls around. —Jose Martinez