NFC South programming notes

NEWARK, N.J. -- I’m about to fly back home to Tampa to do some quick laundry and start getting ready for a trip to San Francisco to cover the playoff game between the Saints and 49ers on Saturday.

We’ll have lots of preview stuff between now and then and I’ll be checking in once I get back to NFC South Blog headquarters later Monday afternoon.

We’ll also be keeping an eye on Tampa Bay’s coaching search. The Buccaneers are interviewing former Minnesota coach Brad Childress on Monday and also are expected to interview Houston defensive coordinator Wade Phillips at some point. Cincinnati defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer also may be interviewing. The Bucs have said they'll be thorough with their process, so my guess is they'll go through several more interviews before making any decision.

While I’m traveling, please keep checking the headlines section on our main NFL page for any updates on Tampa Bay’s coaching search or any other breaking NFC South news.