It was a pretty solid weekend for the NFC South, where three of the four teams won, and that included one interdivisional game. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are sitting pretty at 1-0, with their victory over the Minnesota Vikings.
But, was it enough to place the Bucs no. 1 on our NFC South power rankings? Let's check in after Week 1.
4. Carolina Panthers
It was a tough debut for the first overall pick, Bryce Young, and the Carolina Panthers. Going into Atlanta, the Panthers left after suffering a 24-10 loss in a game which saw Young turn the ball over a couple of times.
The rookie quarterback was picked off twice by former Bengals safety Jessie Bates. What was most alarming is the fact that both interceptions came on very similar throws, where Bates was anticipating the route over the middle and swooped in to take the football away.
Later in the game, running back Miles Sanders also lost a fumble, which seemed to be the story of the afternoon for Carolina. Although the Panthers outgained the Falcons 281-221, they were unable to get out of their own way.
Young ended going 20-for-38 for 146 yards, a touchdown and two picks as the Panthers now have to hope their rookie quarterback can learn and grow from his first NFL start.