Panthers, Saints Square Off as AFC South Takes Center Stage

It’s been easy to overlook the AFC South Division this year, but don’t let the powerhouses ahead of them on the NFL moneyline take away from the fact that both the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints have been defying expectation all season long. While Drew Brees and the Saints have reestablished themselves as legitimate threats on the NFL futures in their first real year back following Bountygate, Cam Newton and a vastly improved Panthers’ defense has taken the Carolina franchise to new heights. When the two playoff-bound squads collide in Week 16, football fans will get a clear idea of just how imposing the two are and whether or not they’d like to reconsider their NFL betting strategy heading into the final stretch of the regular season. Favored by 3-points to win the late-season matchup, the Panthers would hop out in front in the AFC South with a win. Will they be able to hold on to win the division for the first time since 2008? With the playoffs fast approaching, do your research while you can. Few regular season games will be as revealing as this.