NFC SOUTH ROUNDUP

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Another tough week in the NFC South this week with nobody getting a victory in the division.  It seems there is not a team that wants to step up and take a hold of this floundering division and have a chance at the playoffs.  Let’s start with the Bucs losing a solid halftime lead to the Bears.

Chicago Bears 21           Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13

The Bucs had things going well going into halftime with a 10-0 lead over the Bears and really starting to look good.  McCown struggled in the second half with a fumble and an interception that led to a field goal for the Bears.  While the Bucs played a decent first half they can’t seem to finish strong and hold out for the victory.  They will try for another win next week when the Bengals come to town.

Cleveland Browns  26     Atlanta Falcons  24

The Falcons lose a heartbreaker with a last second field goal and the Browns taking the victory.  Matt Bryant gave the Falcons the lead with 44 seconds left in the game.  Hoyer, who hadn’t looked great, had a chance to make a game winning drive and that’s exactly what he did.  A few key passes to the returning Josh Gordon who made some key plays to set up Billy Cundiff for the game winning field goal.  The Falcons and Saints are tied for the division lead with a dismal 4-7 record and host the 9-2 Cardinals next week in Atlanta.

Baltimore Ravens  34   New Orleans Saints  27

It was a tough day for Saints fans as the Who Dats lose their third straight game in the Superdome.  With a year of high expectations, this has been a tough season to watch.  Granted, there have been alot of key injuries and others that are not performing up to standards.  Drew Brees has not been himself this season for some reason.  His primary target Jimmy Graham has been hot and cold throughout the season as well.  He dropped a few key passes on Monday Night that are very uncharacteristic for this usually solid duo.  There is still hope for the Saints as somehow with this dismal record there is still a chance for the playoffs.  There is alot of work to be done, especially with our lackluster defense to salvage this season.  They try again next week in Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers.