Around the NFC South: Week 12
Bijan Robinson led the Atlanta Falcons to a 24-15 win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Robinson finished the day with 123 total yards and two touchdowns. Desmond Ridder took back over as the Falcons starting quarterback and threw for 168 yards with no touchdowns and an interception in the win. Derek Carr threw for 304 yards but also did not throw a touchdown and was intercepted once. The Saints put up 362 yards of total offense in the loss. The Falcons play the New York Jets on Sunday while the Saints play the Detroit Lions.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost a tough one 27-20 to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. Baker Mayfield threw two touchdown passes to Mike Evans in the loss. Evans had six catches for 70 yards on the day. Rachaad White led the way for the Buccaneers on the ground gaining 100 yards on just 15 carries. Todd Bowles’s seat gets a little hotter with each loss. The Buccaneers host the Carolina Panthers in week 13.
Frank Reich coached his last game for the Carolina Panthers on Sunday when his team fell 17-10 to the Tennessee Titans. Reich was fired on Monday. Bryce Young once again spent the day running for his life. He was sacked four times on the afternoon, and it would have been more if not for his elusiveness in the pocket. The Titans secondary held Panthers’ leading receiver Adam Thielen to one catch for two yards in the contest. Carolina heads to Tampa Bay on Sunday.
NFC South Standings Week 12
Atlanta Falcons 5-6
New Orleans Saints 5-6
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4-7
Carolina Panthers 1-10