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Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Around the NFC South: No title for Carolina -- yet

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons will be introducing two new players into their Ring of Fame this Sunday. Defensive end Claude Humphrey and offensive tackle Mike Kenn will be honored at halftime of this weekend's contest against Tampa Bay.

If Atlanta's Arthur Blank had the worst 2007 of any NFL owner, then perhaps he is having the best 2008, writes Terence Moore of the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Carolina Panthers

Despite taking over the division's No. 1 spot with a win over Tampa Bay on MNF, the Panthers know the title isn't theirs quite yet.

Spending the offseason hunting for running backs is really paying off for the Panthers, who have the most heralded duo in the league in DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart.

New Orleans Saints

Despite a stellar passing game led by Drew Brees, the Saints have found the most success when the offense is balanced by the running game, writes Jeff Duncan of the Times-Picayune.

The Saints know they are a long shot, but coach Sean Payton knows as long as he sees his team's name in the "others" column, they aren't out of it yet

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Bucs need to figure out how to be a better team on the road, says St. Petersburg Times columnist John Romano.

Veteran Joey Galloway did not play on Monday night, and coach Jon Gruden says the team has "moved on" from depending on him as an 18- to 20-play per game receiver.