Well we are three weeks into the season and the Carolina Panthers finally got into the win column as they beat the Jacksonville Jaguars giving the team its first win of the season.
But even with the win, the Panthers still remain in the bottom half of the division. But they are not alone as the Atlanta Falcons are keeping them company as both teams sit at 1-2 in this young season.
On the top half, Tampa Bay and New Orleans both are tied for first with a 2-1 record.
But that could change this week. The Panthers first and foremost will look to get back to .500 against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, something they haven’t done in over a year. Based on the names in this game, it would look like the Panthers will get blown out especially since they are on the road. But I think the Panthers have a chance. The offensive line for the Bears is putrid and if Cam Newton can do his thing and get a couple scores against a tough Chicago defense the panthers could walk away with the upset.
As for the rest of the NCF South, they all have pretty cushy games and should easily win. The Saints take on Jacksonville, while Atlanta travels to Seattle, ending with Tampa Bay taking on the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night football. The Saints should easily blown out Jacksonville, while Atlanta has a tougher opponent in Seattle. Atlanta is far superior to the Seahawks but Seattle always plays tough at home.
Finally the Tampa Bay Bucs game. Indianapolis is still struggling without Peyton Manning and it doesn’t look like it is going to get any better. They have moved to Curtis Painter because Kerry Collins is hurt so I don’t expect them to put up much of a fight against Josh Freeman.
|Tampa bay||2||1||0||.667||1-1-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||2-1-0||60||60||0||Won 2|
|New Orleans||2||1||0||.667||2-0-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||1-1-0||104||88||+16||Won 2|