Don’t look now, but the NFL may have a new superpower in the NFC South.
For years, the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons have both commanded the division, and now that just isn’t the case. The Falcons are one of the worst teams in the NFL, while the Saints have looked rather beatable in their last few games. On Thursday, the Saints improved to 9-2, but struggled to score points against the lowly Falcons. Not to mention, Drew Brees missed a few throws that he usually nails.
Meanwhile, the Carolina Panthers have won 6 straight games and have shown zero signs of slowing down. I’ll tell you what: the NFC South is going to go down to the wire. Carolina plays New Orleans two more times this season, and both of those games will have playoff implications. Great football is on the horizon and the Saints better get with the program before Carolina comes to New Orleans with the divisional title on its mind.
Currently, the Saints are in the drivers seat with a sparkling 9-2 record, but the Panthers are closer then they appear with a 7-3 overall record. Therefore, this race is surely going to be something to look out for as the season progresses.