The Saints have asserted themselves as the team to beat in the NFC South but Atlanta is reloaded and up for the challenge, while the Panthers and Bucs are out to prove that their more than just punching bags.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
The Saints have come up short on their path to the Super Bowl by suffering heart breaking losses in each of the last two seasons so it's no secret that it's Super Bowl or bust for New Orleans this year.
Atlanta comes into the season excited to be back at full strength after losing some major components on both sides of the football last year. If they can avoid those same misfortunes this season, they could be very dangerous come Playoff time.
The Panthers come into this season as a true enigma. On offense, can Cam Newton make it thru the season injury free and be consistently accurate throwing the football? And on defense, can the secondary hold it's own, especially if the pass rush is getting we, which is question mark.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
Losing has become the culture in Tampa Bay and the only cure or show of promise that things are turning around is a winning season. The offense has some nice pieces and the defense should be improved after first RD picks were spent on that side of the ball the last three years. Let's see if new Head Coach Bruce Aarians can push all the right buttons.
2019 OFF SEASON GRADES
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New Orleans 13-3
Tampa Bay 7-9