The NFC South has been a stacked division. Why is the NFC South so unpredictable every year? You have three good quarterbacks, and it depends on which quarterback is hot that season. One year the Panthers and Cam Newton are great and go to the Superbowl. The next year Matt Ryan & the Falcons look great, and they are in the Superbowl. Last year the Saints looked great, just running the ball on every team, but got unlucky against the Vikings. The Bucs in the other hand have been irrelevant since Sapp left. This division has no clear-cut winner every year, but the Atlanta Falcons are going to take the crown this year. The NFC South will only have one team in the playoffs this season.
The Atlanta Falcons will win double-digit games for the third time in a row. They open the season on the road in Philly, but after that have three straight home games. Those three home opponents are the Panthers, Saints, and Bengals. They will beat all three to start a win streak. The teams I see the Falcons losing to this season are @Saints, @Steelers, @Tampa Bay, and maybe a surprise team I overlooked like the Browns, Redskins, or the Giants. The National Football Leauge is tricky, and you don’t know which teams have made improvements. I stand by my prediction the Falcons will win at least 10 games this year. Their offense is so high powered now, with the addition of Calvin Ridley. The defense will be top 10, and it wouldn’t shock me if the Atlanta Falcons go 13-3.
Atlanta Falcons will win the division, and make some serious noise in the NFC.
New Orleans Saints
The Saints go marching into the 2018 season with something to prove. Coming off a disappointing loss in the playoffs versus the Vikings. The Saints won’t prove much this year, because the National Football Leauge will catch up to their offense. Combine that with one of the hardest schedules in the league and you have a recipe for 7-9 or 8-8. The Saints will get out to a blazing start, but the wheels will fall off @Baltimore. The Saints will lose five straight after their fast start. New Orleans will go 8-8, and their defense will be their downfall. Teams will be able to run the ball at them all game. Ironically doing exactly what the Saints want to do versus other teams.
The Panthers are led by Cam Newton who is a good quarterback. Cam is not great nor is he bad, and you have to respect what he can do on the ground. However, Carolina will finish 6-10. The Panthers need some more wideouts. Devin Funchess is a nice player but he’s not a number one. They drafted DJ Moore out of Maryland University in last year’s draft. They picked him one spot above Calvin Ridley. That will come back to haunt them in the next five years, book it. The Panthers have tough games that they just won’t win this season. Carolina will finish last in the division, and I wouldn’t be surprised if “RIVERBOAT” Ron Rivera’s boat is sunk and he’s fired at the end of the season.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Bucs will surprise a lot of people, and teams this season. Tampa will go 9-7. Fighting to the end to get in the playoffs. The Bucs defensive line is going to cause a lot of problems. The Bucs will finish with a top ten run defense this season. In addition, the combination of Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson will be dynamic. The tight end’s O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate are no scrubs either. Watch out for this Bucs team, they have weapons, and they want to prove that they’re not going to finish last every year. Their starting quarterback Jameis Winston is suspended for 4 games, but Ryan Fitzpatrick can hold it down. Jameis is going to have a bounce-back year. Cutting down on the turnovers and just getting the ball in his playmaker’s hands. Tampa Bay finish 9-7 fighting for a playoff spot.