There is one thing that has proven to be true over the past decade in the NFC South; who knows who will be good in a particular year. Recently, the Saints and Falcons have been on the road to success, but the others have been there too. First of all the Bucs won the Super Bowl a while back. The Panthers went from having a 1-15 record to making it to, and almost winning the Super Bowl. Now that the Saints have one, it is the Falcons turn. Cleary the best teams in the NFC for 2010 are the Saints, the Falcons, and the Eagles. Two of the best three come from this conference! They have been a dominating force for some time now in the NFL. There is always one team in the NFC South that go far. This year with it be the Falcons or the Saints. We shall soon see. The Saints may have won last night, but that doesn't hurt the Falcons too much. They have only lost one game this entire year (not including the very first game), until last night. Even with the loss, they proved to me that they are a championship caliber team with high expectations. With Mattie Ice at the helm, they could very well win it all.
Looking into the future, the Bucs are right there. Carolina has a whole lot of work that needs to be done. The bucs could be very good next year, or completely stink. If I were a betting man, which I am, I would put my money on the fact that they will stink. Atlanta and New Orleans are just too good. Personally, I really hope that Carolina makes a smart decision in the draft and with a new coach and comes back like they did the year of their Super Bowl run.
Bottom line here is that the NFC South rules the NFC. You might not know which team it will be, but one team in the division will surely be a major contender for many years to come!