A year ago, the NFC South was the laughingstock of the NFL. The Panthers won the division with a 7-8-1 record (yet backed it up with a wild-card win against the hobbled Cardinals), and the Buccaneers walked away with the No. 1 draft pick. After active off-seasons all around—a new coach in Atlanta, a shaken-up wide receiver corps in Carolina, a blockbuster trade in New Orleans and the arrival of a potential franchise quarterback in Tampa Bay—which team will rise to the top of a division known for its parity?
Greg Bedard has picked every single game of the NFL regular season, and below are his predictions for the NFC South.