The NFC South has been won by the Carolina Panthers the last two years, but it’s always something of a mystery who is going to take home the title each year.
The New Orleans Saints’ years of dominance seem to have ended, but it’s still hard to count out drew Brees. In Atlanta, the team seems to be building into an offensive juggernaut one year and then unable to win the next.
With the schedule release, fans get a first look at just how the year will play out, and these are five of the best games.
5. Green Bay Packers at Carolina Panthers: November 8
The implications of this matchup could stretch all the way to the playoffs. The Panthers and Packers both won their divisions last year and are both seeking to repeat and get back into the playoffs.
For the Packers, the Panthers provide a true test within the conference as they attempt to atone for last year’s meltdown and run at the Super Bowl. For the Panthers, it’s a chance to make people forget that they won the NFC South with a losing record and show they belong in the talk with other elite NFC teams.
Plus, any game with Cam Newton and Aaron Rodgers is sure to be exciting.