NFC South Flyover – Week 12

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Nov 27, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons flags are flown after a Falcons touchdown in the fourth quarter of their game at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons won 38-19. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 27, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons flags are flown after a Falcons touchdown in the fourth quarter of their game at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons won 38-19. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Nov 27, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; The Atlanta Falcons huddle up before their game against the Arizona Cardinals at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons won 38-19. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 27, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; The Atlanta Falcons huddle up before their game against the Arizona Cardinals at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons won 38-19. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

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

Nov 27, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (13) celebrates a touchdown with wide receiver Adam Humphries (11) during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 27, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (13) celebrates a touchdown with wide receiver Adam Humphries (11) during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

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

Dec 21, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks (10) is pursued by Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay (23) and cornerback Quandre Diggs (28) during the second half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Lions defeated the Saints 35-27. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 21, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks (10) is pursued by Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay (23) and cornerback Quandre Diggs (28) during the second half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Lions defeated the Saints 35-27. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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