this article was posted a few days ago by David Newton, ESPN. Now that the season is over, it's official, we have won the division and kept the streak alive. No team has won the division in consecutive years and each team has won the division exactly 3 times. Hopefully, we break this streak next year.
For the 12th straight year since the division was formed -- whether it's the Carolina Panthers with a victory at Atlanta or the New Orleans Saints with a win over Tampa Bay coupled with a Carolina loss -- a different team than the previous year's champ will win the division.
No other division in the NFL can make that boast.
If the Panthers (11-4) win the division, Carolina, Atlanta, New Orleans and Tampa Bay each will have won it three times. Some call that parity. I call it strength.
The division also has sent three teams to the Super Bowl in that span -- Tampa Bay in 2002, Carolina 2003 and New Orleans 2009. Tampa Bay and New Orleans won.
Here's a breakdown of NFC South winners:
Atlanta: 2004, 2010, 2012.
Carolina: 2003, 2008, 2013
New Orleans: 2006, 2009, 2011.
Tampa Bay: 2002, 2005, 2007.