NFC South

Positives and Negatives from the New Orleans Saints' First Two Preseason Games

Why the Who Dat Nation should not panic due to two losses in meaningless contests
Positives and Negatives from the New Orleans Saints' First Two Preseason Games

Two weeks ago, my enthusiasm over finally seeing the New Orleans Saints play football for the first time in eight months quickly turned to dismay. The Saints’ performance in their first preseason game caused me to dread the upcoming. The weakest link in the defense, the secondary, saw two players leave the game with injuries in the first quarter at Baltimore. The Saints piled up 16 penalties for 143 yards.

NFL Scouts Talk Anonymously About NFC South Teams

Scouts analyze the Falcons, Panthers, Saints, and Buccaneers.
NFL Scouts Talk Anonymously About NFC South Teams

Since the NFC South's inception in 2002, only one team has won back-to-back division titles — the Carolina Panthers from 2013-14. However, they finished with a sub-.500 record last year. With no true dominant team, this division is really a toss-up. Any of these teams could win this division, but will any of them clearly stand out from the others?

 

5 Keys to the New Orleans Saints' 2015 Season

Drew Brees and the Saints are looking to get back to their winning ways after going 7-9 last season
5 Keys to the New Orleans Saints' 2015 Season

New Orleans Saints training camp is in full swing at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Va. For head coach Sean Payton and his charges, the task at hand is putting last season’s 7-9 disappointing showing in the rear-view mirror and focusing on getting back to the playoffs.

 

Examining the Over/Under 2015 Win Totals for the NFC South

Can the Carolina Panthers make it three division titles in a row?
Examining the Over/Under 2015 Win Totals for the NFC South

The NFC South was absolutely awful last year with every team posting a record below .500. Almost every team in the division shuttled players in and out to prevent that from happening again in 2015. The biggest question is who is going to take the crown and by how much.

 

Burning Questions as the New Orleans Saints Enter Training Camp

With training camp soon, here are some questions the Saints will need to answer.
Questions as the New Orleans Saints Enter Training Camp

The fact that the Saints missed the playoffs by less than a game, while sporting a losing record, is simply unbelievable. But that shows how up in the air the NFC South is, and how minor improvements can have drastically positive consequences. They ranked first in total offense and in the top 10 in points, but ranked near the bottom in total yards and points allowed. The offense should continue to put up big numbers, so the real question is how the defense can improve.

 

C.J. Wilson Marks Second NFL Player to Suffer Injury From Fireworks

The extent of his injuries are unknown, although it seems his hands are injured.

Like Andy Warhol said, “one’s company, two’s a crowd,” Jason Pierre Paul is apparently not the only one to suffer from a fireworks-related injury. Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback C.J. Wilson reportedly injured himself over the July 4th holiday while shooting off fireworks. He too suffered a hand injury, but the extent is unknown.

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

How quickly will No. 1 overall pick Jameis Winston make the Buccaneers a factor in the NFC South?
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

The morning of the NFL Draft, Bucs general manager Jason Licht took a walk around the team’s three practice fields completely at peace with the decision to select Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston with the No. 1 overall pick.

 

“It’s like your wedding day,” Licht says. “Without the cold feet.’’

New Orleans Saints 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

Drew Brees and the Saints are hoping an influx of new faces will help get them back to being a contender in the NFC
New Orleans Saints 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

As long as Drew Brees is the quarterback, the Saints will always have a shot to win the NFC South and make the playoffs. But rivals have passed the Saints in other areas, and it all caught up to them in 2014. Team officials realized they couldn’t continue to rely on Brees to simply outscore opponents with his dazzling passing skills.

Carolina Panthers 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

Can Cam Newton and the Panthers make it three NFC South titles in a row?
Carolina Panthers 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

In 2014, the Carolina Panthers did something no other team in the NFC South had done before — they repeated as division champs.

 

Now in 2015 they will try to extend that streak to three years, relying once more on a standout defense that is the strength of the team.

 

Atlanta Falcons 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

Julio Jones and the Falcons look to turn things around and get back into the thick of the NFC South race
Atlanta Falcons 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

The bleeding never stopped. The Falcons blew a 17-point lead at home in the 2012 NFC Championship Game and, two full seasons later, still haven’t recovered. An offensive line thin on talent suffered a collection of season-ending injuries in two consecutive offseasons. Julio Jones, easily the most talented player on the roster, was lost in 2013 to a broken foot.

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