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State of the NFC South: Week 13

Let’s take a look at the division this week.

New Orleans Saints v Atlanta Falcons Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images

The NFC South is... probably the worst division in football. The Atlanta Falcons sit at 5-6 and are in first place. Sadly, one of these teams will play a playoff game. Which one, though?

State of the New Orleans Saints

The state of the Saints can be summed up with one word, “mediocre.” It’s a word that’s been thrown around a lot in the Dennis Allen era of the Saints. The Saints have the easiest schedule in the NFL and currently sit at 5-6. For the most part, the defense has been a solid unit but the offense is a different story.

The Saints will play the Detroit Lions this week. If this team can’t beat the Falcons, I don’t see why they would beat the 8-3 Lions.

State of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Buccaneers have fallen to 4-7 following a loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Michael Pittman absolutely dominated the Bucs defense, catching ten passes for 107 yards.

They’ll take on the Carolina Panthers this week at home. This game should allow them to get back to their winning ways.

State of the Atlanta Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons took control of the division after defeating the Saints this past Sunday. Bijan Robinson had himself a day with over 100 total yards and two TDs. On the other side of the ball the defense was great, holding the Saints to five FGs. The Falcons will look to get back to .500 with their game against the New York Jets.

State of the Carolina Panthers

Carolina suffered yet another loss this past Sunday. This led to the firing of HC Frank Reich and QBs coach Josh Mccown. The team announced that special teams’ coordinator Chris Tabor will serve as the interim head coach.

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