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NFC South Week 4 Standings: Saints Increase Divisional Lead

The New Orleans Saints have increased their lead in the NFC South thanks to a Monday Night Football win over the Miami Dolphins, 38-17.

The Carolina Panthers move into second place although they didn’t play due to their bye week and are 1-2. The Atlanta Falcons drop to 1-3 as they were beaten 30-23 by the New England Patriots at the Superdome Sunday night.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are still winless this season as they were defeated 13-10 at home by the Arizona Cardinals.

NFC South Standings after Week 4:

1. New Orleans Saints – 4-0
2. Carolina Panthers – 1-2
3. Atlanta Falcons – 1-3
4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 0-4

Week 5 sees the Saints travel to Solider Field to take on the Chicago Bears while the Panthers play on the road against the Cardinals. The Falcons play Monday night as they host the New York Jets.

The Buccaneers are on their bye.

Week 5 Schedule (all times Eastern):

New Orleans Saints @ Chicago Bears – 1:00 p.m., Sunday, October 6th
Carolina Panthers @ Arizona Cardinals – 4:05 p.m., Sunday, October 6th
New York Jets @ Atlanta Falcons – 8:30 p.m., Monday, October 7th
Bye Week: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The bye week couldn’t come soon enough for the Buccaneers as they continue to deal with the turmoil that surrounds their team.

The Saints will face their toughest opposition of the season as they take on the 3-1 Bears in the friendly confines of Solider Field where the Bears are always tough to beat.

The Falcons, who many picked to be Super Bowl contenders, have struggled early on and will look to right the ship against the pesky Jets Monday night. The Panthers, who are coming off their bye, attempt to get their second straight win of the season and get their season rolling.

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