NFC South Week 12: Race for #1 remains tight with Saints and Falcons

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The Falcons kept their playoff fire going and QB Matt Ryan looked reborn against the Titans.  However, Titans rookie QB Jake Locker appeared to look like a seasoned pro against the Falcons secondary.

The Falcons will once again face a rookie in Vikings QB Christian Ponder who will be without RB Adrian Peterson.  The Vikings will also be without safety Husain Abdullah, cornerback Chris Cook, and tight end Kyle Rudolph.

The only notable out so far for the Falcons is cornerback Kelvin Hayden with cornerback Brent Grimes as questionable.  Even with these, the Falcons are at home in the Georgia Dome and this contest should be an easy one.

My pick for the winner:  Atlanta Falcons

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Tennessee Titans:  The Bucs (4-6) are still scratching and clawing towards their postseason hopes after a loss to the Green Bay Packers.  They’ll be on the road again against the Titans (5-5) on Sunday.

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