With the exception of the hapless Panthers, who rode a 2-14 record to the No. 1 pick in the 2011 draft, the NFC South was competitive until the end. The Falcons are the No. 1 seed in the NFC, the Saints made the playoffs as a wild-card team, and the Buccaneers barely missed the playoffs despite a 10-6 record. What grade would you give each team in the NFC South? Cast your vote now!


AFC Grades: East | North | South | West | NFC Grades: East | North | West



Carolina Panthers

The only good thing about the Panthers this season is that their haplessness will allow them their choice of marquee prospects in the 2011 NFL draft.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Josh Freeman certainly resembled an elite QB this season, and the Buccaneers will be a force to be reckoned with if he turns the corner.

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New Orleans Saints

Drew Brees reached a career high in INTs this season, but he's still Drew Brees, and the Saints are still able to defend their title.

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Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons were seldom dominant but made few mistakes and shut down opponents' offenses to the tune of a 13-3 record.

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