While Hurricanes continue to rock the Southeast, football is beginning for the NFL. While our thoughts and prayers are with those who live in areas affected by the storms, there are still games to be played - well, for most teams.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, originally scheduled to play on the road against the Miami Dolphins in Week 1, will have their game postponed until Week 11, November 19th. The rest of the NFC South is in action opening week.
The defending NFC Champion Atlanta Falcons travel to the Windy City to play the Chicago Bears on Sunday at noon CST. Matt Ryan and the Falcons look to take advantage of an opposing offense that has tons of question marks, starting with an iffy QB situation. Mike Glennon is a name many NFC South fans have heard before from his time in Tampa Bay, but does he really scare opposing defenses?
The defending NFC Champions from the year before, the Carolina Panthers travel out west to face the San Francisco 49ers for a Sunday afternoon game, kickoff at 3:25pm CST. The 49ers are another team with a shaky offense and questionable QB situation, so the Panthers look to get off to an equally hot start as the Falcons.
The Saints, on the other hand, are facing one of the toughest defenses in the NFL in the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football. Adrian Peterson looks to “stick it” to his old team as the offense will be without WR Willie Snead due to suspension.
The Saints will clearly have the toughest opponent of all the NFC South teams in action this week, but let’s take care of business so we don’t have to make up ground later. #BeattheVikings