Last week, 3 out of the 4 teams in the NFC South faced tough road games against teams contending for playoff spots. And all of them lost.
Falcons @ Ravens
Saints @ Lions
Panthers @ Packers
(Tampa on a bye)
This week, all 4 NFC South teams are at home.
Lions @ Falcons
Packers @ Saints
Seahawks @ Panthers
Vikings @ Bucs
It's no secret the Falcons and Saints play much better at home in their domes. I expect the Saints to give the Packers all they can handle and might squeak out a win. The Falcons/Lions matchup has potential to be a shootout and might be close to over/under 80 points. The Panthers get the Seahawks making their second consecutive cross-country trip and playing what amounts to a 10am game for them. After losing at home to the Seahawks the past two seasons, I think this might be the year the Panthers finally beat them. And Tampa gets a winnable game at home against the struggling Vikings who've lost three straight.
The NFC South might be the worst division in the NFL right now, but I think this might be the week they show some life and bounce back.