NFC South Week 11: Saints on top with bye; Falcons look to rebound

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(Source boneheadblog.com)

The NFC South playoff picture is far from being set at this point due to the strength of this division.  With the New Orleans Saints on a bye week, the Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers will try to gain some ground.

New Orleans Saints:  The Saints (7-3) put a little distance in the NFC South with an overtime victory against the Falcons last Sunday.  They are number one in the division and currently hold a game and a half lead against Atlanta and want to keep it that way.

The Saints are on their bye week which will help with some injuries to LB Jonathan Vilma and CB Patrick Robinson.  The team returns on November 28 to face the New York Giants on Monday Night Football.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Green Bay Packers:  The “Youngry” Buccaneers (4-5) will travel to face the Packers (9-0) on Sunday at noon.  The Bucs will have to face the cold weather as well as a stone cold Packers offense.

The Bucs have been dealt a serious blow with losing DT Gerald McCoy.  They acquired DT Albert Haynesworth off waivers from the New England Patriots to replace him, but it dosen’t seem that will make a huge impact.

Although the Packers defense hasn’t been playing at a high level (they’re ranked #15 in the NFC), their offense has been compared to the 2007 New England Patriots.  Everytime they get the ball, big yardage and touchdowns are sure bet.

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