Known for how difficult it has been for teams to repeat as division champions, the AFC South has been one of the most unpredictable divisions over the years due to parity. The Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Carolina Panthers have all taken their turns at the top of the division, with the Falcons the latest to advance to the postseason as NFC South champions. However, that change may stop heading into the 2011-12 season with the Falcons’ aggressive offseason plan in hopes of remaining at the top, with one key move potentially the sports betting bonus difference between them, the Saints and Buccaneers.
The Carolina Panthers are rebuilding, and although they could have first overall pick Cam Newton starting under center this sports betting year they are still at least a year away from climbing out of the NFC South basement. Tampa Bay showed significant improvement a year ago, but its hard to think that with a ton of young players and a tough schedule they will be able to hit 10 wins again. The Saints meanwhile look very much like a playoff team, but have they gotten better enough to challenge Atlanta for the division? The Falcons added Julio Jones in the first round of the draft to stretch the field on offense, and with Matt Ryan spending extra time with him this offseason he should be ready to start on opening day. Atlanta has a ton of talent on both sides of the ball, and that is why they should be able to repeat as NFC South champions.