The New Orleans Saints lost their season finale to the Tampa Bay Bucs on Sunday but despite that have won the NFC South Division crown because the Carolina Panthers lost to the Atlanta Falcons.

With that, the NFL Power Rankings reflect that the Saints should be the second most feared team in the NFC. Despite the loss they've jumped two spots in the final Power Rankings of the season, from sixth to fourth.

Here's a look at the rest of the NFL Power Ranking's Top 5:

  1. New England Patriots (13-3) Steady at 1
  2. Pittsburgh Steelers (13-3) Steady at 2
  3. Minnesota Vikings (13-3) Steady at 3
  4. New Orleans Saints (11-5) Up from 6
  5. Los Angeles Rams (11-5) Down from 4

The Saints are set to begin the second season as they open the playoffs Wild Card Weekend against a team they beat twice during the regular season in Carolina. The game is set to kick-off Sunday at 3:40pm.


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