NFC South Articles

Cam Newton
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...
Athlon Sports
6 days ago
Julio Jones
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...
Athlon Sports
6 days ago
Jameis Winston
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. ...
Athlon Sports
6 days ago
Drew Brees
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...
Athlon Sports
6 days ago
Some people are crazy, but Jameis Winston seems to take it to a new level with his latest statement. During a rookie preview for the NFL, he exclaimed that he is most excited for his Week 3 matchup against JJ Watt and the Houston Texans. While most...
Josh Hamburger
1 week ago
Jairus Byrd
The NFC South was easily the worst division as a whole last season, producing not only the worst team in the league, but also no team over .500. However, that means the division is really up for grabs, and one team has to make the playoffs....
Josh Hamburger
1 week ago
The NFL has dealt with too many off the field issues recently, especially involving assault. Now, another incident has evolved, this time with Saints linebacker Junior Galette, who allegedly attacked a dancer earlier in the year. Those charges were...
Josh Hamburger
2 weeks ago
The NFL Combine is under way, so it’s a good time to take a look at what each team might be looking for in Indianapolis.  Keep in mind these could change once teams start adding free agents on March 10, so we’ll revisit this just...
John Gworek
4 months ago
Cam Newton
It’s winner takes the NFC South this afternoon in the Georgia Dome when the Atlanta Falcons host the Carolina Panthers on CBS. A win for the Panthers (6-8-1) will cap a four-game winning streak to give Ron Rivera’s team an improbable...
Mark Ross
6 months ago
Drew Brees
Forget the records, whichever team wins the NFC South is going to the playoffs, which makes today’s game between the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints on FOX the most important of their respective seasons. The Saints (6-8) are in...
Mark Ross
6 months ago
Cam Newton
A surface glance at this matchup between the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers would indicate that a boring clash of NFC mediocrities is in store, as the NFL Network takes over “Thursday Night Football” broadcasts. But a look at...
Rob Doster
8 months ago
Colin Kaepernick
Early control of the NFC West is on the line when San Francisco and Arizona get together this afternoon on FOX. The 49ers (1-1) will try and rebound after last week’s discouraging loss to the Bears in the first-ever game at their new stadium...
Mark Ross
9 months ago
Josh McCown
A stoppable force encounters a movable object, as the offense-challenged Tampa Bay Buccaneers travel to the Georgia Dome to face the virtually defenseless Atlanta Falcons in the second installment of “Thursday Night Football” on CBS....
Rob Doster
9 months ago
Matt Ryan
Fresh off an appearance on HBO's “Hard Knocks,“ the Atlanta Falcons hope to deal an early blow to what many expect to be a Saints juggernaut in the NFC South. New Orleans is a near-unanimous choice to win the division, but an upset...
Rob Doster
10 months ago
Sean Payton
The goal for the New Orleans Saints is a straightforward albeit difficult one: Secure home-field advantage in the postseason. Easier said than done in the brutally competitive NFC, which has produced four of the past five Super Bowl champions....
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
Luke Kuechly
The Carolina Panthers shocked almost everyone with their success in 2013 — a 12–4 regular season, an NFC South championship, their first playoff berth in five years and a slew of postseason awards.To maintain and increase that success,...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
Julio Jones
By the time Julio Jones crumpled to the turf of the Georgia Dome in Week 5, his season-ending foot fracture was just one of countless injuries to an Atlanta franchise many had considered to be a legitimate Super Bowl contender. The Falcons, 1...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
Carolina Panthers
Don’t let the disparity between the top and bottom of last season’s NFC South standings fool you – this could be one of the more competitive divisions in the NFL in 2014. Carolina may be the reigning champion, but New Orleans...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
Doug Martin
Everybody should take a year off work, Lovie Smith says, before adding, “if you can get someone else to pay for it.” Smith spent last fall in the basement of his home near Chicago watching football. It was a forced but financed...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
Drew Brees
NFC South supremacy and playoff positioning are both squarely on the line today when the New Orleans Saints pay a visit to the Carolina Panthers at 1 p.m. ET on FOX. The Saints (10-4) can secure both the division title and a first-round bye in the...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Sean Payton
Drew Brees and the 8-2 New Orleans Saints travel to the Georgia Dome to take on their NFC South division rival in Matt Ryan and the 2-8 Atlanta Falcons on the NFL Network's "Thursday Night Football" at 8:25 p.m. ET. Just two wins in...
Stephen Schindler
1 year ago
Cam Newton
The Carolina Panthers will aim for their third straight win when they face the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a matchup of NFC South teams tonight at 8:25 p.m. ET on the NFL Network. The Panthers limped to a 1-3 start to the season. That seems...
Stephen Schindler
1 year ago
Sean Payton
The two teams that have ruled the NFC South the past four seasons kickoff their 2013 campaigns against each other as the Atlanta Falcons face the New Orleans Saints at 1 p.m. ET Sunday on FOX. The Falcons are aiming to defend their division title...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Matt Ryan
Say this about the Atlanta Falcons: They don’t rest on their laurels. Coming up just 10 yards short of the Super Bowl and winning an NFC-best 13 games apparently wasn’t good enough for GM Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Mike Smith. They...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Drew Brees
The Saints enter the 2013 season as one of the most mysterious — and potentially dangerous — teams in the NFL. Are they the one-dimensional 7–9 squad that allowed an NFL-record 7,042 yards last season? Or the formidable 13–3...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago

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