NFC South rankings: Atlanta Falcons are one game out of division lead
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The Falcons won their first game since mid September and are in the hunt for the NFC South division lead

The Atlanta Falcons were the only NFC South team to get a win this week. With only three wins, the Falcons find themselves one game out of first place within the division. The Falcons also have a (3-0) record in the NFC South. 

Matt Bryant knocked in four field goals to help Atlanta get their first win since Sept. 18. Their five game losing streak was book ended with a pair of victories over Tamp Bay. It’s not much to rejoice over, but it feels like Atlanta has new life this season. The Falcons still have three division games remaining. If they win them all, Atlanta will be right in the thick of the playoff hunt. However, any slip ups may be extremely costly. 

Overall, the NFC South is one of the worst divisions in the history of the NFL. There are times when teams haven’t been competitive this season.  Not one of the NFC South teams have a winning record, and it’s feasible that the division winner won’t reach eight wins.   

1. New Orleans Saints (4-5): The Saints gave away another close victory to the San Francisco 49ers. Any chance of creating separation flew out the window with the overtime loss. Next game vs. Cincinnati. 

2. Atlanta Falcons (3-6): The Falcons have another division game this weekend. Their next game will go a long way into determining whether or not Atlanta is a playoff caliber team. Next game vs. Carolina.  

3. Carolina Panthers (3-6-1): Carolina has lost four games in a row. They just got beat down in Philadelphia on Monday Night Football. It’s going to be difficult for the Panthers to get back on track. Next game vs. Atlanta.  

4. Tamp Bay Buccaneers (1-8): The Buccaneers let another game slip away. With Tampa Bay’s record, they should be eliminated from the postseason, however, Tampa Bay is only three games out of a first place tie.  That’s not good.  Next game vs. Washington.   

 
 
 
 
William Harrison
By William Harrison 11/11/2014 10:04:00