NFL Power Rankings: Panthers rise, Patriots fall in Week 13

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Nov 29, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) throws against the Houston Texans during the second half of a game at NRG Stadium. The Texans defeated the Saints 24-6. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports


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The Saints’ struggles continue, and they had no answer for the Texans. J.J. Watt dominated as New Orleans was held without a touchdown, putting up just six points. The only bright spot was Kai Forbath’s 57-yard field, third longest in franchise history.

As the season continues fall away, it’s very realistic the Saints finish bottom of the NFC South. Even with the Atlanta Falcons struggling, the Saints have been unable to put together a winning performance since Drew Brees’ seven-touchdown game against the Giants at the start of November.

After a run of three wins, there was a glimmer of hope the Saints could make the playoffs, but they are all gone now. New Orleans faces the simple task of beating the undefeated Carolina Panthers this week. Carolina has to lose at some point, right? Right?

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