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NFC South Standings, Week 13: Stumbling Into History

The NFC South continues to be the worst division in football by a wide margin.

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The NFC South continues to march into the marshes of eternal sadness, turning in a week where the division avoided going 0-4 only because the Carolina Panthers were on a bye.

NFC South Standings, Week 13

Atlanta Falcons: 4-7
New Orleans Saints: 4-7
Carolina Panthers: 3-7-1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 2-9

There's not a shred of decent football here. The Buccaneers are at least young and essentially have already started over. The remaining three teams have a ton of work to do before their needle's pointing anywhere but straight down. It remains anyone's guess who will win the South this season, but the smart money is probably still on the Saints.

Just how bad is this division? It's easily the worst one since the 2010 NFC West, which featured a 7-9 Seahawks team winning the division and then 7-9, 6-10 and 5-11 after that. The 2011 AFC West was bad, too, featuring an 8-8 Broncos team as a winner over two other 8-8 teams and a 7-9. While the NFC South may not be the worst division in terms of talent and point differential, it's worth noting that the entire division could finish worse than 7-9, which would be the worst division in the modern era, record-wise. No one's going to quibble with that designation if that scenario comes to pass.

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