The Saints still have playoff seeding to play for in Week 17.
The New Orleans Saints enter their last regular-season game locked in as the NFC South champion and is currently in possession of the conference's No. 3 playoff seed, which would mean an opening-round home date with the No. 6 seed.
The Saints can only change their position if they beat the Panthers and the incumbent No. 2, San Francisco, takes an upset loss in its schedule-closer at 2-13 St. Louis.
The last time the Saints entered in such a playoff-certain spot, they rested Brees for the finale against the Carolina Panthers, and ultimately went on to win Super Bowl XLIV in Miami.
Game time: Sunday, January 1st, 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Pam Oliver
TV Distribution Map: The506.com
Saints: WWL 870AM, 105.3FM
Panthers: 1110 AM WBT