Let’s take a look at some of the highlights from Friday’s NFC South chat:
Ben (Atlanta GA) Pat will Cam be ROY? I know Dalton has some wins, but CIN is playing a cupcake schedule.
Pat Yasinskas: If you've followed the NFC South blog, you know that I think Cam wins it easily. No offense to Dalton, who is having a nice year. But I think Cam had ROY sewn up after first two games.
Orlando (Baton Rouge, La): Hey Pat, everyone's saying that the Saints have no shot at out throwing Green Bay outdoors in January but Green Bay hasn't done that well throwing outside either hence, relying on their running game to win which I believe New Orleans has their number at. your thoughts
Pat Yasinskas: An excellent point. Was talking to a scout the other day, who made the point that these aren't the Bart Starr Packers. The current Packers aren't necessarily built for playing in Lambeau in January.
Rob (Tampa): Pat, I am a Falcons fan living in Tampa. I go to all of the Falcons games at Ray Jay, it is a great stadium and the fans that show up are very passionate. I know you live in Tampa as well. Why do people here just not show up to games?
Pat Yasinskas: Agree, one of best stadiums in league and fans that do come are passionate. Biggest reason I hear from those who don't go is the economy. But it also would help if the team was winning.
Eliot (New York, NY): Ok Pat, let's assume the Saints win the division. Do you really think they are guaranteed a trip to the NFC Championship? Are you forgetting what happened last season? They'd have to play (in all likelihood) CHI/SF or ATL/SF first.. All of whom are better than 7-9 SEA..
Pat Yasinskas: I don't think anything is guaranteed. But I'd say this year's Saints are far better than last year's Saints. At least at this point, they haven't had a lot of big injuries.
David W (Atlanta): Pat - it seems that the Falcons are beginning to hit a stride (third quarter not withstanding) and their remaining schedule seems pretty generous. I know all the talk is about Green Bay and New Orleans, but do you see the Falcons being a playoff sleeper if they continue playing the way they have been?
Pat Yasinskas: Yep, certainly possible. Look at roll Packers went on last year. They were No. 6 seed. Am I seeing signs Falcons might be getting hot at the right time? Yes, they've been better lately.
Ben (Atlanta GA): Armanti Edwards just hasnt gotten launched this year and it may not be his fault per se, but do you think he gets cut as a result?
Pat Yasinskas: Think they'll bring him to training camp and give him one more chance.
Pat Yasinskas: Maybe not yet, but moving in that direction.
David (Ak): Brees ever win an MVP? Doubt it myself.
Pat Yasinskas: Not this year. I mean, he's having a great year. But so is Rodgers and Rodgers plays for the Packers, who are a national team. So that's tough for Drew to overcome.
Here's the complete transcript of Friday's NFC South chat.