The NFC South is one of the big unknown divisions for the 2012 season. A few of the key questions are how is the New Orleans Saints going to respond to the bounty gate scandal? Can they survive without their head coach Sean Payton? Can Drew Brees duplicate the incredible season he had in 2011? Can the defense sustain with the loss of Greg Williams and Jonathan Vilma? Can Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Hawks take the next step? What about Cam Newton? Is he ready to start delivering wins and not just stats? The Bucs might have the biggest change over this season but this is a rebuilding year for Greg Schiano and Tampa.
This year, the favorites on the odds to win the NFC South are the Atlanta Falcons at +114. We find it a bit odd that the Falcons are nearly the odds on favorites to win this division, though we do know that they have a lot of talent behind QB Matt Ryan. WR Roddy White and WR Julio Jones were both awesome last year, and they are going to be one of the most feared tandems in the league once again this year now that they have worked together for a full campaign. Defensively, there are still issues to work out, but those issues are there for the rest of this division as well.
Updated Betting odds to win NFC South
Atlanta Falcons +105
New Orleans Saints +105
Carolina Panthers +550
Tampa Bucs +1200
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