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NFL standings, Week 13: Breaking down the NFC South heading toward Week 14

The NFC South is working its way through Week 13. We break down the standings and playoff implications as we move toward Week 14.

Casey Toohill #95 and Montez Sweat #90 of the Washington Commanders sack Marcus Mariota #1 of the Atlanta Falcons in the fourth quarter at FedExField on November 27, 2022 in Landover, Maryland. Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images

Nobody can get out of their own way in the NFC South. The division wraps up play with the Saints and Bucs playing on Monday Night Football in Tampa, but the best case scenario is the Bucs exit Week 13 with a .500 record atop the division. Given how things have gone, nobody would be surprised if they lost and dropped to 5-7.

It was a light Sunday for the division with the Panthers on bye. The Falcons hosted the Steelers and if they wanted to get their playoffs on any kind of track, they needed a win. Instead, the offense was a disaster and they lost 19-16. Atlanta has lost four of their past five and heads into their bye week with a 5-8 record. And yet, they’re still firmly in the playoff picture. If the Bucs lose on Monday, one game will separate first place Tampa from last place Carolina. If the Bucs get the win, they’ll still only have a game and a half lead on the Falcons.

Below is a rundown of the NFC South division standings, each team’s opponent next week, and their division title odds at DraftKings Sportsbook heading toward Week 14.

2022-23 NFC South standings

NFC South Record Wk opp Week 1 Week 17 Week 18
NFC South Record Wk opp Week 1 Week 17 Week 18
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 8-8 @ ATL -250 -450 OTB
Carolina Panthers 7-9 @ NO +900 +330 OTB
New Orleans Saints 6-10 vs. CAR +310 +1800 OTB
Atlanta Falcons 6-10 vs. TB +3500 OTB OTB