The Bucs could be facing some new talent in the trenches in their division games in 2015 if the Falcons, Saints and Panthers address what appear to be their greatest needs in the upcoming draft.
The division standings were shuffled on Sunday and Monday, leaving both the Saints and Falcons controlling their own fates but the Panthers still very much alive with two weeks to go.
The standings didn't change in the NFC South in Week 14, but Carolina made sure it was still a three-team race with a big win in New Orleans...Injury updates and more from around the Bucs' division
Julio Jones and Drew Brees, two of the established stars of the NFC South, turned in huge performances Sunday to lead their teams to victory and keep the Saints and Falcons tied atop the division standings
The Falcons are now tied with the Saints atop the division, but both teams lost a key offensive player to injury...Carolina's winless streak has reached six games but the Panthers are still in the hunt.
The Falcons got the only win for the NFC South in Week 10, in the process pulling within a game of the first-place Saints, who lost a heartbreaker in overtime against the 49ers
Two wins in five days – including, finally, one on the road – allowed New Orleans to take over the lead in the Bucs’ division, while Atlanta enjoyed a bye week and Carolina got some injured players back
While the Saints got back on track with a big home win against the Packers, the rest of the division suffered losses in different but similarly-heartbreaking manners
The Buccaneers' division absorbed three losses and another round of unfortunate news this past weekend, including key injuries to Atlanta's Peter Konz and the Saints' Pierre Thomas
News from around the Bucs' division, where a day of all-South matchups gave Atlanta and Carolina the early lead...Atlanta T Jake Matthews hurt his ankle but Carolina QB Cam Newton is expected back soon