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Colts-Saints game offers playoff implications in Week 15

The Saints need a win to stay in the hunt for a playoff bye while the Colts need a win to keep them in the hunt for the playoffs in Week 15.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees gestures after a touchdown pass in the second half against the San Francisco 49ers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.  Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

The Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints head into Week Week 15 having lost their last game in shootouts. However, the Saints have clinched their division and have a playoff spot secured while the Colts have a slim chance of sneaking into the playoffs.

The Saints loss to the 49ers last week dropped them from the No. 1 seed and a bye to the No. 3 seed and hosting a wild card game. Their best chance to take the No. 2 seed is to beat out the Packers, who have a half game on them after beating the Bears on Sunday.

After the Colts, the Saints take on the Titans and then the Panthers. These are all winnable games for them, and if they win out, their odds of gaining that bye week go way up, but they aren’t assured.

The Colts are unsure if T.Y. Hilton will be available for Monday’s game. They are in must-win territory as a loss drops them two games back with two games to go. With Pittsburgh losing Sunday evening, a win moves them to within a game of the Steelers and Titans for the second wild card berth.

To Make the Playoffs

Colts: (waiting on Hilton’s status to clear)
Saints: Won division

Division winner

Colts: +6600 to win AFC South (Texans lead at -139)
Saints: Won division

AFC Champ

Colts: +12500

NFC Champ

Saints: +200

Super Bowl Champ

Colts: +25000
Saints: +600

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