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NFC South quick hits

I’m getting ready to head out to Raymond James Stadium to cover the preseason game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Baltimore Ravens. But, before I go, let’s leave you with some odds and ends from around the division:

  • In this Insider pieceInsider, Matt Williamson breaks down the New Orleans running game. He says it’s a make-or-break year for Mark Ingram and I agree with that. I think Ingram is going to get a lot more opportunities than he did in his first two seasons.

  • Cam Newton and the rest of the Carolina starters will get 10 to 15 snaps in Friday’s exhibition opener. Jonathan Stewart, Mike Tolbert, Jon Beason, Edmund Kugbila and Domenik Hixon will not play due to injuries.

  • In this Insider pieceInsider, Las Vegas oddsmakers have the Falcons and Saints as 18 to 1 shots to win the Super Bowl. The odds on the Buccaneers and Panthers are much longer.

  • Scott Reynolds has his projections of who will make Tampa Bay’s 53-man roster.