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NFC South Betting Preview: August 23
Today we are having a look at the NFC South and what’s in store for the division this season. As always, you can find our other division previews on the Betstamp website.
NFC South Preview
Despite winning seven games last season and finishing third in the division; on paper, the Falcons were one of the worst teams on both sides of the ball. The Falcons finally moved on from long-time quarterback Matt Ryan this offseason. As of right now, it appears that Marcus Mariota will be their go-to guy, however depending on how short his leash is we could see Desmond Ridder get a chance at QB. Whatever the case, the Falcons are most definitely not a contender this year and the odds dictate that.
The Panthers finished last in the NFC South last year with a record of 5-12, however, they had a fairly strong defense. While the offence struggled mightily last year, the defense finished 2nd in the league in total yards allowed, which is impressive for a 5-win team. To address the offensive woes, the Panthers went out and acquired Baker Mayfield who they hope can work with Christian McCaffrey to set the Panthers' offence on fire. As of right now, it appears that Sam Darnold has lost his job to Mayfield, but we will have to wait and see how the beginning of the season goes to further evaluate. It’s not a huge shock to see the Panthers at +1100 to win the division, but they could be in the mix this year and they aren’t a team to sleep on.
After a 9-8 season where the Saints narrowly missed the playoffs, they made some additions in the offseason to improve themselves on both sides of the ball. Jameis Winston will continue to lead the offense, but he’ll get a new weapon in Jarvis Landry to help drive this offense to the next level. The Saints’ defense was outstanding for them last season, top 10 in football, they made some additions by acquiring Tyrann Mathieu and Marcus Maye to help solidify that defensive core and try to take that next step forward. While it doesn’t seem that the Saints are ready to challenge the Bucs for the division, they will be in contention for a wild card spot this season.
I don’t know how someone could bet against Tom Brady at this point. After seemingly retiring from football but then unretiring, Brady is back and hungry for more. Attempting to go for his eighth super bowl ring, and fifth in the last decade, Brady and the Bucs are heavily favored to win the NFC South this year. Despite Brady losing his main man Rob Gronkowski, he has the ability to turn any ordinary Joe into a superstar. Brady and the Bucs will be interesting to keep an eye on this year; will the 45-year-old’s age finally catch up to him or will he continue to solidify his G.O.A.T. status? I think most, if not all people have learned not to bet against any team that Tom Brady is on.
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