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Hitting the NFC South links

Time for a quick trip through the NFC South headlines.

Coming off their bye week, the Panthers are shaking up their offensive line. They’re sliding Geoff Schwartz from right tackle to right guard. Mackenzy Bernadeau, who had been starting at right guard, will go to the bench. Second-year pro Garry Williams will take over as the starter at right tackle, at least for the short term. That’s Jeff Otah’s position, but he’s been sidelined with a knee injury all season.

If you’re looking for a bright spot in what’s been a dismal Carolina season, turn to strong safety Charles Godfrey. He’s the NFL leader in interceptions.

D. Orlando Ledbetter has a feature on Atlanta’s inconsistent offense. The encouraging thing here is the Falcons recognize they have to start faster and get better in the red zone. If they can take care of those things, they’ll be fine.

My friends at The Times-Picayune have their weekly video preview on the Saints.

With the Bucs considering every possible solution for their woes in the running game, Joe Henderson takes a look at running back LeGarrette Blount.