NFC South links: Saints' D in spotlight

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Atlanta Falcons

  • As the Falcons returned from their bye week Monday, one of their top priorities was improving their disappointing running game.

  • Jerious Norwood, who has suffered three concussions in his four years in the league -- including two this year -- said possible future concerns are "something to think about, but I'm playing ball right now."

Carolina Panthers

  • Off to a o-3 start and coming off of their bye week, the Panthers are ready to start their season afresh.

  • Carolina hopes that newly signed Hollis Thomas can man the nose tackle position, which the team has struggled to fill since losing Maake Kemoeatu for the season in training camp.

New Orleans Saints

Tampa Bay Buccaneers