NFC South

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1. New Orleans Saints

The last two seasons have ended with tough playoff exits. This time they want it to end with another Lombardi trophy.

2. Atlanta Falcons

Their offense will continue to put up points at will, but can their defense make key stops to win games?

3. Carolina Panthers

Ron Rivera’s job could be on the line if they don’t make the playoffs for the third time in the last four seasons.

4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

A new coach and philosophy is in place with Bruce Arians looking to either resurrect Jameis Winston’s career or find his replacement. Continue reading

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Week 2 Review of the NFL

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Is This For Real?

A lot has been made of Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes. The arm strength is there, but what about his accuracy? His pocket presence? Being under pressure from the opposing defense? Continue reading

NFC South

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1. New Orleans Saints

A greater emphasis on running the ball meant the defense wasn’t going to be exposed to long drives by the opponent.

2. Atlanta Falcons

Two simple fixes; Julio Jones needs at least 8 touchdown catches and don’t ever make Vic Beasley a linebacker.

3. Carolina Panthers

Hiring Norv Turner as the offensive coordinator should fix all of their problems on offense.

4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

This is most likely the last hurrah for the current staff and possibly QB Jameis Winston. Continue reading

NFC South

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1. Atlanta Falcons

Until someone steps up in the NFC, the Falcons are the team to beat.

2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

If the defense realizes its potential and they can consistently run the ball, the Bucs will be back in the playoffs.

3. Carolina Panthers

Getting Christian McCaffrey was the right move, but can they keep Cam Newton upright this year?

4. New Orleans Saints

This could be the last year we see Sean Payton and Drew Brees together in the Bayou. Continue reading