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Friday, November 1, 2013
NFL Midseason Report: NFC SOUTH
New Orleans Saints 6-1
The Saints are one of the best offenses in the NFL, led by QB Drew Brees, and TE Jimmy Grahm [8 TD's] . The Saints lone loss came to New England on the road. Look for them to ease their way into the playoffs in this weak division. But to win their first Super Bowl since 2010, New Orleans will need to have some kind of running game.
Brees is a QB1, and Grahm is a TE1. Receiver Marques Colston is a WR2.
Atlanta Falcons 2-5
Atlanta has been been hampered by injuries this year. With star Wide Receiver Julio Jones and Linebacker Sean Witherspoon both done for the year, stars Roddy White and Steven Jackson have also sustained injuries that have greatly limited them, and will continue to limit them this year. Coming off an NFL-Best 13-3 record and an NFC Championship Game appearance, the Falcons looked poised for another deep playoff run, especially after adding Jackson, who was a star with the Rams. But Atlanta is not playing well, and when Harry Douglas is your top wideout, that is not a good sign. The only healthy playmaker, Tight End Tony Gonzalez, is drawing consistent double-teams from defenses.
Star Playcaller Matt Ryan is a QB1, and Douglas is a WR3/4.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0-7
Tampa Bay is the second-worst team in the NFL[the worst is Jacksonville]. Head Coach Greg Schiano cannot win in the NFL and is underusing Superstar Cornerback Darrelle Revis. The Bucs lost star Halfback Doug Martin to injury earlier this year, and cut Franchise Quarterback Josh Freeman because of a disagreement, and now has Rookie Third-Rounder Mike Glennon as their starting Quarterback.
Glennon is a weak QB2.
Carolina Panthers: 4-3
Carolina has been surprisingly good this year. With just a 13-19 record the past two years, 9 wins is a real possibility for Star Quarterback Cam Newton and the Panthers. But to make the playoffs Newton must take his game to the next level.
Newton is a QB1/2, and Halfback DeAngelo Williams is a RB3.