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One NFL Team Just Clinched Home Field Advantage In The Playoffs

a general view of the new orleans saints superdome

NEW ORLEANS - SEPTEMBER 19: General view of the Louisiana Superdome during the game between the New Orleans Saints and the San Francisco 49ers on September 19, 2004 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints won 30-27. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

The NFC playoff picture is coming more into focus. The New Orleans Saints have wrapped up the No. 1 overall seed.

New Orleans' 31-28 comeback win over the Pittsburgh Steelers clinched home field advantage for the entire NFC playoffs. This is massive, because no one is going to want to come into the Superdome and play in January.

Historically, the Saints are a different team at home in the playoffs. They'll be able to stay there until the Super Bowl, if they advance that far.

The Saints' win also drastically shifted the AFC playoff race. Pittsburgh now needs to win next week and get help to overtake Baltimore to win the AFC North. Additionally, next week's Colts-Titans game is a legitimate play-in game, with the winner getting a wild card spot and the loser going home.

The Kansas City Chiefs could claim home field advantage in the AFC with a win over the Seattle Seahawks tonight.

That game will kick off momentarily on NBC.