NFC South after Week 5: Saints Stay on Top – (CSC) Saints News

And the Falcons fell further. Drew
Brees is amazing! The
Saints
remain division leaders in the NFC South through Week 5. Here’s how
it all happened.
Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Coming into Week 5, it was the
2-2 Tampa
Bay Buccaneers who were on their bye week. The last place
Atlanta
Falcons (1-3) traveled to Pittsburgh to face the
struggling Steelers
(1-2-1) and the Carolina
Panthers (2-1) hosted Eli
Manning and the New York football Giants
(1-3). The New Orleans Saints (3-1) hosted the Washington
Redskins (2-1) on Monday Night Football, meaning the
Saints were the only NFC South to face an opponent with a winning
record in Week 5. The Saints took
care of business on Monday Night, throttling the Redskins to the
tune of 43-19 to remain in first and improve to 4-1. The Carolina
Panthers kept pace with the Saints, beating the Giants on a last
second 63-yard field goal off the leg of Graham
Gano, winning 33-31 to improve to 3-1. The Atlanta
Falcons went full “Failcons,” getting demolished by the Steelers
41-17, dropping to 1-4. So the
order in the standings didn’t change from Week 5 to Week 6, but the
gap between the first place Saints and the last place Falcons just
got a little bigger. Now into Week
6, the New Orleans Saints can take advantage of a well-timed bye
week. The Atlanta Falcons will host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and
the Carolina Panthers will travel to DC to face the recently-beaten
Redskins. Both of those games are Sunday at noon CST.
This week, the Saints can just sit back and
watch TV on Sunday. Here’s to hoping
the Redskins can bounce back this week.

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