Lessons from NFL Week 3: The one division everyone should watch
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ATLANTA — I got to drop in on the NFC South on Sunday, and boy was that fun. The New Orleans Saints‘ 43-37 overtime victory over the Atlanta Falcons was about as 2018 as football gets. Quarterbacks, more protected than ever, airing it out. A rookie receiver dominating his matchup. The ever-menacing threat of a tie. And, in the end, Drew Brees still colder than ice when it counts.
The NFC South had three playoff teams last year. So far this year, only the 1-2 Falcons have a losing record, and their losses are to the Philadelphia Eagles and Saints. No other division has more than two teams with winning records so far. Which is why every game between two NFC South teams is must-watch, and every division win a huge relief.
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