In 2010, the NFC South produced three teams which produced 10 wins or more, opening the 2011 regular season, the NFC South is the only division in football which doesn’t have a team with a win. The four teams of the NFC South were outscored this weekend 127-87 this weekend.
The beatdown of the South started on Thursday night with the Green Bay Packers defeating the New Orleans Saints 42-34. Tampa Bay lost the only home game played by a NFC South member, losing 27-20 to the Detroit Lions. The Carolina Panthers lost 28-21 on the road to the Arizona Cardinals but got a glimpse of hope into the future as rookie QB Cam Newton threw for over 400 yards.
The team which should be the most concerned after this weekend, should be the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons thought they were about to improve on their 13-3 record last season when they moved up into the first round and selected rookie WR Julio Jones. The Falcons went winless in preseason this year, struggling on offense, and those struggles continued again this afternoon. Atlanta only managed 12 points in Chicago against the Bears. QB Matt Ryan managed 319 passing yards but did not throw a touchdown. The only touchdown the Falcons scored was on defense.
This division has too much talent to continue this trend, it’s only week one, but I have to say it was a pretty poor showing from the only division which had 3 10 or more winners last season.