New Orleans Saints climb to 2nd in NFC South


October 21, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles (43) reacts after he scored a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

With their victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers today the New Orleans Saints not only got an emotional boost, but one in their NFC South standings as well.

Two weeks ago the Saints were dead last in their division but now are at second place.  Although the Buccaneers have the same season record(2-4) and division record(1-1), they have one more loss in the NFC Conference and fall to third with the Carolina Panthers in last place.

Ironically the Panthers sole win this season came in a Week 2 game against the Saints.  With their season at 1-5, the mood is getting grim in Carolina with quarterback Cam Newton giving a somber post game presser after their loss today to the Dallas Cowboys.

The Atlanta Falcons seem to be the team to beat as they are at the top of the NFC South and remain the only undefeated team in the NFL as well as being ranked #1 in the NFL.

The Saints took a jump in that department by the way after being ranked #31 a few weeks ago.  They now stand at #26 in the NFL overall.