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The NFC South remains on pace to post the best home winning percentage by a division since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. Heading into this weekend, the NFC South teams are a combined 21-2. That's a .913 winning percentage.
The record for best home record by a division is 26-6 (.813) by the NFC West in 2003. The three next-best seasons were 25-7 (.781) by the AFC Central in 1988, 20-6-2 (.769) by the AFC West in 1971 and 30-9-1 (.763) by the AFC East in 1988.
The only two home losses by NFC South teams this year came when Atlanta dropped a game to Denvert in the Georgia Dome and when the Saints squandered a fourth-quarter lead in the Superdome against Minnesota.