How did teams from the NFC South Division fare during Week 12 of the NFL season and how it relates to the Atlanta Falcons.
The Atlanta Falcons returned from their bye week and dismantled the Arizona Cardinals in the second half on Sunday. Using a versatile offensive attack that has proven to be most effective throughout the year, Atlanta maintained their division lead as they continue to thwart talk of a late-season collapse.
With only one team, Kansas City, posting a winning-record on the remaining schedule Atlanta appears poised for a playoff return. However, two other teams from the division continue to keep pace and postpone the celebration.
Following are the NFC South Division results from Week 12:
ATLANTA FALCONS – WON vs. ARIZONA, 38-19
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS – WON vs. SEATTLE, 14-5
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS – WON vs. LOS ANGELES, 49-21
CAROLINA PANTHERS – LOST at OAKLAND, 35-32
Here are the Week 13 matchups for the division:
ATLANTA FALCONS vs. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS – SUN at 1:00pm ET
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS vs. DETROIT LIONS – SUN at 1:00pm ET
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS at SAN DIEGO CHARGERS – SUN at 4:25pm ET
CAROLINA PANTHERS at SEATTLE SEAHAWKS – SUN at 8:30pm ET
Current standings through Week 12 of the regular season:
ATLANTA FALCONS (7-4)
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (6-5)
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (5-6)
CAROLINA PANTHERS (4-7)
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With Tampa Bay’s upset win over Seattle, the Falcons need to avoid any let down in order to remain at least one game ahead of everyone in the NFC South moving forward.