NFC South Standings Week 13: Update on Buccaneers, Panthers, Falcons, and Saints

After Week 13's slate of games, what do the NFC South standings look like, and what teams are still in the playoff picture?

The NFC South standings have been updated following the action in Week 13. With the Carolina Panthers on a bye and the three other teams having completed their matchups, what do the current NFC South standings look like as of Monday, Dec. 5, at 11:15 p.m. ET, and how is the weekly playoff picture shaking out after Week 13?

Current NFC South Standings

  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-6)
  2. Atlanta Falcons (5-8)
  3. Carolina Panthers (4-8)
  4. New Orleans Saints (4-9)

NFC South Standings Recap

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Buccaneers defeated the Saints in nail-biting fashion, 17-16. Tom Brady, who engineered yet another game-winning drive, threw for 281 yards and 2 touchdowns. Leonard Fournette had 49 rushing yards, while Chris Godwin hauled in 63 yards through the air. Mike Evans also added 59 receiving yards. The Buccaneers will play the San Francisco 49ers in Week 14.

Atlanta Falcons
The Falcons lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers, 19-16. Marcus Mariota threw for 167 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception. Cordarelle Patterson rushed for 60 yards, while Tyler Allgeier added another 52 yards. Drake London led the receiving corps with 95 yards in the air. The Falcons allowed 351 yards of total offense to the Steelers, with 154 of those coming on the ground. They’ll get their bye next week and play the Saints in Week 15.

Carolina Panthers
The Panthers were on a bye this week. They’ll return in Week 14 when they travel to Seattle to take on the Seahawks.

New Orleans Saints
The Saints had it — and then they lost it. Andy Dalton threw for 225 yards and 1 touchdown. New Orleans couldn’t get anything going on the ground, with Mark Ingram rushing for 27 yards and Alvin Kamara rushing for 26. The Saints are on a bye in Week 14 — they’ll face off against the Falcons in Week 15.

Current NFC Playoff Picture

  1. Philadelphia Eagles (11-1)
  2. Minnesota Vikings (10-2)
  3. San Francisco 49ers (8-4)
  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-6)
  5. Dallas Cowboys (9-3)
  6. New York Giants (7-4-1)
  7. Seattle Seahawks (7-5)
  8. Washington Commanders (7-5-1)
  9. Detroit Lions (5-7)
  10. Atlanta Falcons (5-8)
  11. Green Bay Packers (5-8)
  12. Arizona Cardinals (4-8)
  13. Carolina Panthers (4-8)
  14. New Orleans Saints (4-9)
  15. Los Angeles Rams (3-9)
  16. Chicago Bears (3-10)
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