NFC South Competes Well Among the NFL’s Top Running Games


Published: July 7, 2009

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... to take seriously.

It's a Jekyll and Hyde division of worst-to-first, fans are fair-weather, it's a wishy-washy division; I heard it all. My blood boiled. I even yelled at Adam Schein and Solomon Wilcots on Sirius NFL Radio.

In '07, the South had it rough overall. The Bucs lost Cadillac Williams, while the Falcons were just in shambles without Michael Vick. Then Atlanta head coach Bobby Petrino, who had no business being in the NFL, split on the team like the Colts did when they left Baltimore.

The Panthers had an overrated, overpaid running back in DeShaun Foster, and DeAngelo Williams was having a hard time coming out of his shell. Then of course, the whole team got decimated by injuries, even having to dig Vinny Testaverde out of the grave.

The Saints were the only light of hope for the division in '07, and a dim light at that.

In 2008, the Panthers' tandem of "Double Trouble," Williams and Jonathan Stewart, combined for 2,351 ...

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