For the record: One more Bucs playoff scenario
There's one more playoff scenario that we neglected to consider.
The NFL's media update this morning informs us the Bucs would earn a playoff berth with a tie with New Orleans combined with losses by the Giants and Packers next week. That scenario would leave the Bucs with fewer losses than both the Giants and Packers, giving wildcard berths to the Saints and Bucs.
This scenario remains true regardless of the outcome of tonight's Saints-Falcons game.