NFC South programming notes

ATLANTA -- I’m about to begin another segment of a journey that feels more like an NBA road trip than an NFC South one.

After covering the Panthers and Saints in Charlotte on Sunday and the Falcons and Broncos in Atlanta on Monday night, I’m heading back to Charlotte. Instead of heading home for 24 hours or less, I’ve elected to go straight to Charlotte, where I’ll be covering Thursday night’s game between the Panthers and New York Giants at Bank of America Stadium.

I’ll be out of pocket until later this afternoon, but stay tuned to the blog. We have some prepackaged stuff, including my take on where the NFC South teams are in the latest ESPN.com Power Rankings. I can’t give away the rankings just yet, but I think you’re going to be surprised by how highly one team is rated and how far another has fallen.

I’ll check in from Charlotte later this afternoon.