The predictions take into account the NFL’s new 17-game schedule.
Baltimore is right behind Tampa Bay with 11 wins, followed by Buffalo, Green Bay, the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco with 10.5 wins. The Bucs beat the Packers, 31-26, at Lambeau Field in the NFC Championship Game last year. Tampa Bay lost at home to Los Angeles last year on Monday Night Football, 27-24. The Bucs are set to play the Rams again in 2021 – this time in L.A.
Bucs WR Mike Evans – Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR
Tampa Bay is atop the NFC South according to DraftKings Sportsbook. New Orleans is projected to win just nine games in 2021. The Saints won the division the last four years with a 12-4 record for the third straight season.
Carolina is projected to finish third in the NFC South win 7.5 wins, followed by Atlanta with seven victories. The Panthers finished 2020 with a 5-11 record in Matt Rhule’s first year as head coach.
The Falcons finished 4-12 last year. Atlanta fired general manager Thomas Dimitroff, head coach Dan Quinn and interim head coach Raheem Morris as a result. The Falcons hired a new head coach in Arthur Smith and a new general manager in Terry Fontenot this offseason.
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