Saints officially rank dead last in NFC South

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The New Orleans Saints' fortune seems to take a turn for the worse every week, and now the team is staring down the barrel of a last place finish in the NFC South.

It's safe to say that not only did no one think the Saints would be this bad, but no one thought the NFC South as a whole would be full of such bad football.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers nearly got shut out by the Carolina Panthers in Week 7 as Tom Brady failed to score a single touchdown against essentially the Panthers' preseason squad.

P.J. Walker looked solid throwing the ball to D.J. Moore and facilitating the run game while Brady looked off his game all afternoon and was visibly frustrated, too (no tablet desecrations this time).

NOLA Saints sit at the bottom of arguably the worst division in the NFL

After the Bucs' loss, they still sit in first place but hold the same record as the second-place Atlanta Falcons, who are also 3-4. The Panthers nab their second win of the season and sit above the Saints due to the head-to-head matchup; both teams have a 2-5 record.

It's a terrible year to be a fan of an NFC South team, but allow us to point out a few silver linings.

The first is, of course, Brady got smacked in the face by a second-string team in 2022. Saints fans should rejoice over seeing Brady struggle under center and lose a game he very much should've won.

Whereas the Saints got beat by Baker Mayfield and Christian McCaffrey, Brady and the Bucs got humiliated by P.J. Walker and the likes of Chuba Hubbard and Tommy Tremble. Put that on your bingo card.

Being last in the division hurts, yet it hopefully won't be permanent. NOLA is just one game out of first place in this dumpster fire of a division and can start to right the ship with a win against the Raiders in Week 8.

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The Saints still have to address issues on both sides of the ball, including their 32nd ranked special teams unit, but so far this season, that NFC South crown is anybody's for the taking.