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Hot Button: Where's the NFC South?

8/30/2011

In their latest Hot Button debate, John Clayton and Ashley Fox argue about who will win the NFC.

Clayton takes the Green Bay Packers and Fox says it will be the Philadelphia Eagles. I’d say both are legitimate contenders, but what about the NFC South?

Atlanta’s coming off a 13-3 season and added Julio Jones and Ray Edwards. New Orleans won the Super Bowl in the 2009 season. Sure, the Saints slipped a bit last year when they lost to Seattle in the playoffs.

But their two biggest flaws were exposed in that game. They worked hard this offseason to correct those problems, drafting Mark Ingram and signing Darren Sproles to make sure they have depth at running back, and they added defensive tackles Shaun Rogers and Aubrayo Franklin to help solidify the run defense.

I think either the Saints or Falcons could overtake the Packers and Eagles. By the way, if you click the Hot Button link above, there’s an attached poll where you can vote for who you think will win the NFC. The Saints and Falcons are on there, but they’re not getting a lot of votes. Maybe you can change that.