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New Orleans Saints

Key Acquisitions: Patrick Ramsey, Jimmy Graham, Charles Brown, Alex Brown, Jimmy Wilkerson, Clint Ingram, Patrick Robinson

Key Losses: Mike Bell, Kyle Eckel, Dan Campbell, Billy Miller, Jamaal Brown, Jamar Nesbit, Charles Grant, Paul Spicer, Kendrick Clancy, Scott Fujita, Mark Simoneau

Week 1vs. VikingsWeek 9@ Panthers
Week 2@ '49ersWeek 11vs. Seahawks
Week 3vs. FalconsWeek 12@ Cowboys
Week 4vs. PanthersWeek 13@ Bengals
Week 5@ CardinalsWeek 14vs. Rams
Week 6@ BuccaneersWeek 15@ Ravens
Week 7vs. BrownsWeek 16@ Falcons
Week 8vs. SteelersWeek 17vs. Buccaneers

Since 1990, only the Cowboys, Broncos and Patriots repeated as Superbowl Champions, so the Saints know they have a lot of work to do.  The offense will not miss a beat as they did not lose any many starters(Jamaal Brown OLine).  The Defense will need to continue to force turnovers to get the offense back on the field.  This is no easy task since Charles Grant, Kendrick Clancy, and Scott Fujita are no longer on the team. This season will be won or lost on the defensive side of the football.  Everyone knows the offense is going to score.....a lot!

Atlanta Falcons

Key Acquisitions: Mike Johnson, Corey Peters, Sean Weatherspoon, Dunta Robinson, Matt Giordano, Steve Hauschka

Key Losses: Marty Booker, Tye Hill, Chris Houston,

Week 1@ SteelersWeek 10vs. Ravens
Week 2vs. FalconsWeek 11@ Rams
Week 3@ SaintsWeek 12vs. Packers
Week 4vs. '49ersWeek 13@ Buccaneers
Week 5@ BrownsWeek 14@ Panthers
Week 6@ EaglesWeek 15@ Seahawks
Week 7vs. BengalsWeek 16vs. Saints
Week 9vs. BuccaneersWeek 17vs. Panthers

The Falcons were hit by the injury bug last year with Matt Ryan and Michael Turner missing games.  Roddy White proved he is an elite receiver last year and expect that to carry into this season.  Dunta Robinson was brought in to help the 5th worst pass defense in the league.  The defense is not Fantasy worthy as they are not aggressive enough to create sacks and interceptions but they only allowed 20.3 ppg.  If the offense can stay healthy expect the Falcons to be right there for the last wild card spot.

Carolina Panthers

Key Acquisitions: Ed Johnson, Jamar Williams, Marcus Hudson, Aaron Francisco, Wallace Wright.
Jimmy Clausen, Brandon LaFell, Armanti Edwards, Eric Norwood, Greg Hardy

Key Losses: Jake Delhome, Brad Hoover, Mushin Muhammad, Keydrick Vincent, Julius Peppers, Maake Kemoeatu, Hollis Thomas, Na'il Diggs, Dante Wesley, Chris Harris

Week 1@ GiantsWeek 10@ Buccaneers
Week 2vs. BuccaneersWeek 11vs. Ravens
Week 3vs. BengalsWeek 12@ Browns
Week 4@ SaintsWeek 13@ Seahawks
Week 5vs. BearsWeek 14vs. Falcons
Week 7vs. '49ersWeek 15vs. Cardinals
Week 8@ RamsWeek 16@ Steelers
Week 9vs. SaintsWeek 17@ Falcons

The Panthers have the best running back duo in the league in DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart.  Both ran for over 1000 yards and you can expect that again this season.  Matt Moore has filled in nicely during his time as the Panther starting QB, but he is a career backup.  Steve Smith is the only receiver the team has and drafting Brandon LaFell should help.  The defense was top 10 in points allowed at only 19 a game.  If they can stop the run look for the Panthers to be right behind the Falcons fighting for that last wild card spot.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

Key Additions: Reggie Brown, Keydrick Vincent, Jon Alston, Sean Jones, Gerald McCoy, Brian Price, Arrelious Benn, Myron Lewis, Mike Williams, Brent Bowden

Key Losses: Byron Leftwich, Antonio Bryant, Brian Clark, Arron Sears, Jimmy Wilkerson, Chris Hovan, Matt McCoy, Jermaine Phillips, Will Allen.

Week 1vs. BrownsWeek 10vs. Panthers
Week 2@ PanthersWeek 11@ '49ers
Week 3vs. SteelersWeek 12@ Ravens
Week 5@ BengalsWeek 13vs. Falcons
Week 6vs. SaintsWeek 14@ Redskins
Week 7vs. RamsWeek 15vs. Lions
Week 8@ CardinalsWeek 16vs. Seahawks
Week 9@ FalconsWeek 17@ Saints

The Buccaneers are still rebuilding and will be rebuilding for a few more years.  The defense needs to figure out how to stop the run (worst in league) but they have a top ten pass defense.  Josh Freeman is the key to the offense this year and needs to stop throwing interceptions.  They went out and drafted two wide receivers this draft, Arrelious Benn & Mike Williams, and that should give Freeman some more comfort this season.  The running backs were non existent last season and that forced the Bucs to throw all day which is not how their offense is designed.  Look for the Bucs to walk the plank again this season.

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