On Saturday night, the New Orleans Saints will face off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Championship Game.
It’s the only game in the series that’s not in the same division, meaning it’ll be in a new conference and will be played at the end of the season instead of the beginning.
But it’s a game that the Saints will have to win if they’re going to advance.
Here are three things you need to know about the NFC Divisional Playoff game, which pits the NFC East against the NFC West.
The Saints will not be in the division.
The NFC West is now in its 10th season, and the NFC North has been there from 1996 to 2017.
The only other time a division was the NFC South before that was in the 1970s, when the league split its two divisions and the conference went from the West to the East, then went to the North again in the 1980s and 1990s.
The divisional format will be different this year, but the Saints are still in it.
It was announced Thursday that the New York Giants, Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles will be the three remaining NFC West teams.
They’ll play the winner of the divisional game, then the loser of the playoff game, before facing off in the playoffs.
The Rams will play the Cowboys.
The Philadelphia Eagles have been the division’s top team in recent years, and they have a strong fan base that will be on the lookout for a new stadium.
So it will be interesting to see if the Rams, who lost out on a stadium deal last year, make a move to make the playoffs and secure a new home.
That said, they’ve been in the Super Bowl every year since 1998.
The Cowboys will be favored by an average of 7.5 points.
The Eagles are currently fourth in the NFL in points per game, but they’ve scored the fewest points per drive this year.
In 2016, the Cowboys had the league’s most efficient offense and defense, with the Cowboys holding opponents to 20.5 yards per carry, 28.1 yards per reception and 3.8 yards per kick return.
The defense is also well-balanced, with four starters returning from last year’s team.
The one player who will be a big part of the offense, rookie quarterback Dak Prescott, was drafted to be the starting quarterback this season, but he will likely see more carries in the offense than in previous years.
Prescott is the first quarterback drafted in the first round since 2004, and his experience could make him a big factor in this game.
The Seahawks are the defending Super Bowl champions, but it will likely be a different story.
Last year, the Seahawks made the playoffs despite not having a single star on the offensive or defensive line.
This year, they’ll have a quarterback who was an All-Pro, a running back who was named Defensive Rookie of the Year and an experienced receiver who has caught all of his passes.
That’s a big boost for Seattle, which has been inconsistent in recent seasons.
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