Tampa Bay handled business as expected but the Saints were no slouch and fought until the end, while the Falcons and Panthers continue to stumble.
NFC SOUTH - Year End Review
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
Tampa Bay was once again in position to make a Super Bowl run, but a depleted offense and suspect defense couldn't get the Bucs over the hump.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
The Saints season got off to a promising start but injuries to key offensive players were too much to overcome in the long run.
The Falcons had a few bright spots and shining moments in a year where it was obvious. Atlanta simply wasn't good enough.
The Panthers had some early success, but it was short lived as Carolina was forced to play without their star Running Back and a revolving door at Quarterback.