NFL standings, Week 4: Where things stand in the NFC South playoff picture moving toward Week 5

The NFC South is a one-team race, even if the standings might suggest it’s closer. The Buccaneers and Falcons are both 2-2 while the Panthers and Saints sit at 1-3, but this is the Bucs race to lose by a long shot.

The Bucs dropped to 2-2 thanks to a tough outing at home against the Chiefs. This marks two straight home defeats for Tampa Bay. They were to solid teams, losing to the Packers and Chiefs, but it’s still a troubling trend. If they were in a more difficult division it’d be a bigger issue for now, but they have time to get things right.

The Falcons have won two straight over Seattle and Cleveland to climb to .500. Their two losses were by a combined five points to the Saints and Rams, so it’s safe to say they’re going to be a frisky team all season. It’s hard to see them hanging with the Bucs, but they can at least make each week interesting.

Meanwhile, the Panthers and Saints are struggling to do much of anything. The Saints are injury-riddled, playing without Jameis Winston, Alvin Kamara, and Michael Thomas in a London loss to the Vikings. The Panthers took a 10-3 lead early against Arizona, but fell apart after that and couldn’t do much of anything against a Cardinals squad that hasn’t really impressed.

Below is a rundown of the NFC South division standings, each team’s opponent next week, and their division title odds at DraftKings Sportsbook heading toward Week 5.

2022 NFC South standings

NFC South Record Wk opp Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5
NFC South Record Wk opp Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2-2 vs. ATL -250 -300 -500 -300 -400
New Orleans Saints 1-3 vs. SEA +310 +300 +550 +600 +700
Carolina Panthers 1-3 vs. SF +900 +1500 +1500 +800 +1200
Atlanta Falcons 2-2 @ TB +3500 +4000 +4000 +1500 +1200

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