Quarterback Shaun Hill practiced, but was still limited in what he was allowed to do on Friday, making it increasingly likely that third-year man Austin Davis will be the starter under center when the St. Louis Rams take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond Jayes Stadium this Sunday.
Two teams coming off disappointing home losses in their respective NFL season openers this past Sunday will meet this week when the St. Louis Rams travel to western Florida to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Carolina Panthers cut the face of the franchise, Steve Smith, and let the only other three wide receivers on the roster that caught a pass last season leave as free agents. Tight end Greg Olsen is the only proven receiver returning from last season’s squad. Olsen should be Cam Newton’s favorite target this season.
Six weeks ago, the New Orleans Saints suffered their worst loss of the season in a game where they were absolutely demolished by the Seattle Seahawks. Immediately afterward, head coach Sean Payton told his players to put the game behind them because they would get another shot. Payton was right as the Saints are meeting the Seahawks again, and there are four big things they need to do, in order to win.
The Carolina Panthers had to win the last game of the season to get the NFC South title and a first-round bye so it’s not like it was a time they could rest their players. Steve Smith had to sit out with an injury, and there were not a lot of other options for Cam Newton to rely on, but there need to be.
The Carolina Panthers started off the season with a 1-3 start, and were tied with the Atlanta Falcons for second place. It wasn’t a second place that was even close to the NFC South-leading New Orleans Saints, but the rest of the season proved to turn out completely different.
Drew Brees will be much more successful against the Eagles defense than back-up Kyle Orton was in the final game of the regular season. But, if the Eagles can knock Brees off his game, then the Saints could quickly run out of options to try and keep up wit the Eagles offense.
Both the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers sit tied atop the NFC South at 10-4. One of them will emerge as the winner of the conference in two weeks. The question is, who will secure the division title?
With Name Off Injury List, RT Saffold Practices With First String, Plans To Play Sunday Against Panthers
The fourth-year man out of Indiana hasn’t played since Week 2, but believes he can play and possibly start Sunday when the Rams travel to Carolina.
The 2013 NFL Draft will take place this week, so let’s take a look at which holes each team in the NFC West needs to fill to have a successful draft.