New Orleans Saints in Driver's Seat, Though Carolina and Atlanta Are Still Alive

Published on December 22nd, 2017 9:24 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel
American football odds.  Helmet in style of Darth Vader - Black and orange colours. Heading into the 16th week of the NFL regular season, there are only two divisions that are still up for grabs - the AFC West and the NFC South. Of these two divisions, only one is fairly close, as the LA Chargers would need a small miracle in order to win the AFC West crown at this point.

The NFC South, however, is a much different story, as three teams - the New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons - still have a decent shot of winning. The Saints, led by the dynamic RB tandem of Kamara and Ingram, are in the driver's seat, though even a minor slip could propel the Falcons or Panthers into the divisional lead.

Here are the current odds to win the NFC South:

Source: Bet365
Time Stamp: December 23rd, 2017 2:11 am GMT
Odds Subject to Change

NO Saints, 1.53
Carolina Panthers, 4.20
Atlanta Falcons, 5.00

The Saints and Panthers are both currently sitting at 10-4, while the Falcons have a record of 9-5.


As of this moment, none of the three teams have more than a 60% chance of winning the divisional title - here are the odds of all three teams winning the crown:

New Orleans, 56%
Carolina, 27%
Atlanta, 17%

Here are the Week 16 and 17 schedules, which involve nothing but NFC South play:

Atlanta at New Orleans
Tampa Bay at Carolina

Carolina at Atlanta
New Orleans at Tampa Bay

All three teams could conceivably be 10-5 heading into the last week of the season.


Most of the other divisions have already been settled, though the NFC South looks like it is going to go down to the wire.

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