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  • Best and worst of the 2018 NFL Week 1

    Best and worst of the 2018 NFL Week 1

     The Tampa Bay Buccaneers provided the most surprising outcome with a 48-40 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. The Saints were heavy favorites at home as the projected NFC South winners while the Buccaneers entered the season as overwhelming favorites to finish last in the division. In...
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers best players and predictions for the 2018 season

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers best players and predictions for the 2018 season

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have some really good players on the roster. They have Pro Bowl ability players at skilled positions on offense, the front seven of the defense and in the secondary. However, there is something missing. They may need a culture and leadership change before they can start...
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2018 team preview

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2018 team preview

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had their seventh last-place finish in the NFC South in the last nine seasons in 2017. They have been above .500 just twice in the that span and haven’t made the playoffs. The Buccaneers haven’t made the playoffs since 2007. Last season, the Buccaneers had two losing streaks...
  • New Orleans Saints 2018 team preview

    New Orleans Saints 2018 team preview

    The New Orleans Saints finally turned the corner last season. They have had one of the best quarterbacks in the league for quite a while, but could not be better than an average team. They emphasized defense in the offense and it paid off. They got off to a slow start losing but won eight games in a...
  • New Orleans Saints best players and predictions for the 2018 season

    New Orleans Saints best players and predictions for the 2018 season

    The New Orleans Saints have quietly built one of the deepest rosters in the league. For the longest time, they had issues at every level of the defense as well as several position groups on the offense. Now, experts have to nitpick to find the holes. Here are the best players on the Saints roster...
  • Carolina Panthers best players and predictions for the 2018 season

    Carolina Panthers best players and predictions for the 2018 season

    There are a lot of holes and question marks on the Carolina Panthers roster in 2018. They have the pieces to make another run, but also have aging stars and don’t have a lot of depth at key positions. Here are the best players on the Panthers roster and some predictions for this season. Best Skilled...
  • Carolina Panthers 2018 team preview

    Carolina Panthers 2018 team preview

    The Carolina Panthers are in a similar position to where they were a year ago. They were a playoff team with too many question marks to expect another postseason run, yet, they found a way to be one of the top six teams in the NFC. Here is a breakdown of the Panthers for the 2018 season. Head Coach...
  • Atlanta Falcons best players and predictions for the 2018 season

    Atlanta Falcons best players and predictions for the 2018 season

    The Atlanta Falcons are looking at another very successful season. The only thing that should keep them from making playoffs is a significant injury. They will have several players that should be candidates for awards at the end of the season. Here are the best players on the Falcons roster and some...
  • Atlanta Falcons 2018 team preview

    Atlanta Falcons 2018 team preview

    After being one play away from winning the Super Bowl, the Atlanta Falcons got off to a rough start in 2017. They won the first three games, but then lost four of the next five and entered the second half of the season with a .500 record. From there they rebounded to make the playoffs as a wild card...
  • NFC South 2018 receiver rankings: Jones is the best

    NFC South 2018 receiver rankings: Jones is the best

    The Atlanta Falcons paid a really big price to move up from Pick 26 to 6 in the 2011 Draft and select Jones. He has done nothing to disappoint since. He has been named to the Pro Bowl in each of the last four seasons and five times overall. He was named First-Team All-Pro in 2015 and 2016. He led...
  • AFC South 2018 receiver rankings: Hopkins stands above the rest

    AFC South 2018 receiver rankings: Hopkins stands above the rest

    DeAndre Hopkins is one of the best wide receivers in the NFL. The Houston Texans drafted Hopkins late in the first round of the 2013 draft while trying to improve their offense. It did not take him long to prove he is a No. 1 receiver. He has the size, strength and hands to beat any defensive back...
  • NFC South 2018 running back rankings: Freeman claims top spot in a very good group

    NFC South 2018 running back rankings: Freeman claims top spot in a very good group

    Devonta Freeman has become one of the most dangerous running backs in the NFL. He is dynamic as both a runner and receiver for the Atlanta Falcons. There are not many running backs as good as him in one area of the game, let alone both. Freeman missed two games last season, which possibly cost him a...
  • AFC South 2018 running back rankings: Fournette ascends to the top in short time

    AFC South 2018 running back rankings: Fournette ascends to the top in short time

    It didn’t take Leonard Fournette long to prove the Jacksonville Jaguars were right to take him fourth overall in 2017. They rushed for 100 yards and a touchdown in the Week 1 victory. He began his career with at least one touchdown in each of the first six games of the season, including a rushing...
  • NFC South 2018 quarterback rankings: No signs of Brees slowing down

    NFC South 2018 quarterback rankings: No signs of Brees slowing down

    Drew Brees is one of the most decorated quarterbacks in the league. He has been performing at a high level for a long time. After having several injury-riddle years in San Diego, Brees has been one of the league’s best while leading the New Orleans Saints and the entire city of New Orleans out of...
  • AFC South 2018 quarterback rankings: Despite injuries Andrew Luck is still on top

    AFC South 2018 quarterback rankings: Despite injuries Andrew Luck is still on top

    Andrew Luck is one of the most talented quarterbacks in the league. When healthy, he is one of the first five quarterbacks chosen to start a team. The key has been health. He missed 26 games over the last three seasons, including all 16 last year due to a shoulder issue. Luck has the football-IQ...
  • NFC South 2018 draft superlatives

    NFC South 2018 draft superlatives

    The NFC South selections were a mixed bag of good and bad picks. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got a good player, but passed on a better player at a greater need position. They then had a great second day and quality third. The Atlanta Falcons ignored their biggest need to grab the best player at a...
  • Best moments in the rivalry between the Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Best moments in the rivalry between the Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    The Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers meet on Sunday in Week 8 for the 34th time, all in the regular season. The Panthers lead the all-time series with a 20-13 record. Last season, the Buccaneers swept the season series. They won at Bank of America Stadium in Week 5 before winning at...
  • Three predictions for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2017

    Three predictions for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2017

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a week away from their regular season opener against the Miami Dolphins. The Buccaneers finished last season with a 9-7 and just missed the playoffs. Here are three predictions for the Buccaneers this season. #3. Charles Sims will lead the team in rushing Incumbent...
  • Three predictions for the Atlanta Falcons in 2017

    Three predictions for the Atlanta Falcons in 2017

    The Atlanta Falcons are a week away from their regular season opener against the Chicago Bears. The Falcons won the NFC South last season, along with home games against the Seattle Seahawks in the divisional round and Green Bay Packers in the conference final. The Falcons were in a dream scenario...
  • Three predictions for the Carolina Panthers in 2017

    Three predictions for the Carolina Panthers in 2017

    The Carolina Panthers are a week away from their regular season opener against the San Francisco 49ers. The Panthers had a disappointing season last year: After reaching Super Bowl 50 the previous season, they had a 6-10 record and finished in fourth place in the NFC South. Here are three...
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