For the first 11 decades of their NFC Souths existence, starting in 2002, no division champion had replicated. Its happened three times in five years. Can the Saints do it?
The NFC South has always been a peculiar beast. Until recently, every group had that one competitor that they either possessed or could not conquer. It was in college soccer that were like some of those matchups, you did not need to find out more about the game circle the club.
Thats a bit less so but do not kid yourself, in this area of the country where they take college football very badly they do exactly the same with these four teams.
Here is a peek at the most recent NFL odds to win New Orleans and the NFC South is preferred to be the next three-peat champion.
NFC South Division – (out of 5Dimes – updated 8/17)
New Orleans -148
Tampa Bay +1500
The Saints have the weapons to replicate, but the simple fact is that the quarterback play in this branch is as powerful as any of the eight and as we have seen several occasions that can alter the standings. But we think the oddsmakers are encourage their choices and put on.
1) New Orleans Saints
In a league where players and coaches come and go with regularity, New Orleans has done what franchises do, they stay the course. When Bountygate occurred and the Saints went 7-9 in four years, many owners could have desired change. However, GM Mickey Loomis without having to tear it to the ground and Sean Payton rebuilt New Orleans stayed true to himself. The Saints have had REALLY bad luck in the play at the past two seasons, so can they win everything and catch a break?
2) Atlanta Falcons
The Falcons hold the personnel to do conflict with New Orleans. That is not their problem. Catching or surpassing them revolves around Atlanta putting together an offensive line which may rank close to the best 10. This means both in transferring the line of scrimmage in the jog and protecting Matt Ryan if he drops back to pass. To return to the playoffs as a wild card or division champ, coach Dan Quinn has to get a quality defense. Create turnovers when they won the Super Bowl, as they did three decades ago, only have the ability to stop the run, rush the passer and they dont have to be Measure 5. Would this clean up? We will find out.
3) Carolina Panthers
4) Tampa Bay Buccaneers
It might be a excellent story if Jameis Winston and Bruce Arians could turn into the football version of the movie,Karate Kid. This is where the older master molds him into one of the best in his sport and takes an undisciplined kid. But soccer is a team game and Tampa Bay has so many other holes to match if Winston can turn to a Top 12 quarterback, it could take several bushels of Gorilla Tape to seal all the cracks the Buccaneers have. The Bucs will improve but they will be bound.
Writer/Handicapper Doug Upstone was a registered 50-34, 59.5 percent at sports betting monitors at the NFL last season and can be 15-7 the previous three years in the NFL preseason. Follow his NFL picks here at SportsBookReview.com.