he won't be unless they win. he's deliberately laid low the past couple weeks so if we win he can just be all "oh well i haven't been here for the past couple weeks anyway, i've been busy gluing hundred-dollar bills to my girthy asscheeks because underwear isn't expensive enough" but then if he wins he can just burst onto the scene screaming like a banshee and put dostoyevsky to shame with server-crashing ultra-paragraphs about how saints beat panthers in superdome and are going to superbowl, LOL!
Yeah there's no way in hell I can force myself into wanting the Saints to win.
As others have said, Carolina needs the bye after having such an early regular season week off. IMO the best case scenario at this point is for them to handle business and get the #2 seed, and have Seattle lose in the divisional round. That's best case.
I guess that worse case is folding and missing the playoffs, obviously, but any other scenario involves road games with no week off. This team has shown the ability to go out and win those tough away games though, so as long as they can score at least a wildcard then I will say that they have a legit shot.