Around the NFC South Week Five

Its a tight race for the South division crown but it looks as though it is going to be a three dog race as the Carolina Panthers are struggling sitting at 1-3 on the season. But the Panthers are the only team in the division with a losing record. The Atlanta Falcons are 2-2, while the New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are both 3-1 this season.

And the schedule doesn’t get any easier for the Panthers as they play their first conference game this week when the Saints come marching into Charlotte. I think the Panthers actually have a fighting chance in this game. They have been struggling more so against the run than the pass and the Saints don’t have to prolific of a rushing attack. Chris Gamble is healthy and practicing this week so that is a good news for the Panthers. I’ll go ahead and say it, Panthers win 27-24.

Outside of this game the Falcons have a tough test as they have to travel to Green Bay, which is never an easy task. Couple that with the Packers 4-0 record and it will be a tough test for the Falcons. But I think Atlanta will end the Packers winning streak and give them their first loss this season. They Falcons have been under performing this year and I think they get it going this week.

The Bucs have the easiest week as they go up against the 49ers. They do have to travel to the west coast on a short week so that will be tough. San Fransisco is 3-1 this year and are coming off an upset win over the Eagles and I expect that to carry over and for the 49ers to win.

NFC SOUTH W L T PCT HOME ROAD DIV CONF PF PA DIFF STRK
Tampa Bay 3 1 0 .750 2-1-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 2-1-0 84 77 +7 Won 3
New Orleans 3 1 0 .750 2-0-0 1-1-0 0-0-0 1-1-0 127 98 +29 Won 3
Atlanta 2 2 0 .500 1-0-0 1-2-0 0-1-0 2-2-0 90 105 -15 Won 1
Carolina 1 3 0 .250 1-1-0 0-2-0 0-0-0 0-3-0 89 102 -13 Lost 1

 

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