What to watch for in the NFC South in Week 1

 The Falcons have
already played http://www.atlantafalconsteamonline.com/matt-bryant-jersey ,
of course, and the less we say about that today the better. The other three
teams in the South have yet to go, however, and that’s what I do want to focus
on today.Here’s your viewer’s guide to today’s game, what we might see, and what
we’re hoping to see in the division today. May they all lose, somehow.Buccaneers
vs. Saints: Go Bucs We’re all Buccaneer fans, though I’d really settle for a tie
here. The Saints are Atlanta’s biggest threat on paper, and they have the chance
to jump out to an early lead over the Falcons with a win against Tampa Bay. The
Saints are dealing with some injuries and a Mark Ingram suspension, but they’re
still pretty loaded on offense with Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara, Michael Thomas and
promising rookie Tre’Quan Smith. The defense, while not necessarily stellar, is
much better than it was two years ago, and can win them games on its best
days.The Bucs, meanwhile, look like a team on the cusp of firing their head
coach. They’ll have to start Ryan Fitzpatrick, rookie running back Ronald Jones
has been a massive disappointment early, and there are still holes you could
drive a truck through on both sides of the ball. They’d be a divisional
contender in the AFC, but here Womens Logan
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 , they’re just fighting to stay out of the
basement.So it would be a net positive if Tampa Bay won here, because it would
mean there are fault lines on this New Orleans team (god, please let it be Brees
getting old) and would give a team full of former Falcons a little boost for one
week. Alas, I fully expect the Saints to blow Tampa Bay out of the water. But
there’s always hope.Panthers vs. Cowboys: Go DallasI don’t have a lot of faith
in Dallas, which has approximately zero inspiring options at receiver and tight
end, plus a defense with real question marks. But I also think this Carolina
team is in some danger, even if it’s not this week.The Cowboys will need someone
to step up as a pass catcher for Dak Prescott to actually throw to, as running
Ezekiel Elliott 30 times per game isn’t going to work particularly well, and
Carolina has one of the beefiest fronts in the league. Defensively, they have
quality players on the line, at linebacker and in the secondary, but arguably
not enough of any of them. They’ll need a stellar performance to be competitive
against the NFC’s best, and Carolina could be one of those teams.But Carolina
has problems, too. Their offensive line is an absolute mess thanks to attrition
and injury. The receiving corps should be better with D.J. Moore, but it’s still
full of so-so or unproven talents. The secondary is still a work in progress,
even if the front seven is as terrifying as it has ever been. And there will
always be questions about Cam Newton, fair or unfair, in particular pertaining
to his accuracy. The biggest problem for Newton, of course, is that he may have
very little time in the pocket this year.Carolina should still be a good
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 , and this Dallas team isn’t one of the most
significant challenges they’ll face this year. I think they’ll likely win this
one, but their offensive line in particular bears watching, because it may be
the problem that sinks their season.Falcons Eagles weather update: Atlanta’s
start time delayed, but you can follow along here Friends, we have made it. We
have wandered through the desert, where the football did not fall from the sky
like rain but instead pooled quietly and secretly beneath the dunes, and we have
arrived at a great lake of NFL action. We spent months waiting for this day, and
now that it is here, we must rejoice in it. We must drink deep of it. The
matchup is one of the toughest the Falcons will face all year, but that means
it’ll temper this team better than starting off against one of the league’s
lesser lights. The Eagles are banged up and without some of their very best
players, but they remain the defending Super Bowl champions and one of the most
balanced teams in the entire NFL. A victory tonight will be hard-fought and will
tell us plenty about this Falcons team in 2018. Here’s what you need to know
tonight, plus our Twitter tracker. Please enjoy responsibly. Atlanta Falcons vs.
Philadelphia EaglesTime: Thursday Night Football, September 6, 8:20 p.m.
ESTLocation: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaTV Channel:
NBC/NFL NetworkStreaming: FuboTVAnnouncers: Al Michaels and Cris
CollinsworthRadio: 92.9 The GameOdds: The Falcons are...actually favored?
Prediction: Falcons do win this one, 24-21SB Nation Opposition Site: Bleeding
Green NationTwitter: @TheFalcoholicGame trackerTweets by @TheFalcoholic
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