At any rate, here is the Cam Newton division – errr, the NFC South.
(In order of predicted finish)
Carolina Panthers (12-4)
QB Cam Newton and the Panthers had an offseason to stew over losing what was a winnable Super Bowl 50 vs. the Denver Broncos. Moreover, Newton had a rough offseason to remember.
From being critiqued for his bad body language after the Super Bowl, to being slammed for his celebrations, and to being peppered with questions regarding being a black QB, Newton wants to quiet the noise once and for all.
And the Panthers should have no trouble doing so in this division…
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-7)
Upon seeing the Bucs predicted to finish 2nd, I know a lot of y’all out there are yelling “pump the brakes, yo!” However, once you take a look at the rest of the division, y’all will surely agree.
Tampa Bay has by the far the least amount of weaknesses outside of Carolina in this division. It has an up and coming QB in Jameis Winston. The rest of the offense is young and productive at the other skill positions. And more importantly, the defense can stop people every once in a while.
Can the Saints and Falcons boast the same? Sure both can score points, but can they stop anyone?
New Orleans Saints (7-9)
Atlanta Falcons (5-11)
All I have to say about both squads can be found in the last two paragraphs of the Bucs’ preview.
Both may have potent offenses on the perimeter, but their defenses cannot stop a parked car. All that adds up to another year watching the playoffs from their couches…