NFC South

The NFC South is a division in the National Football Conference of the National Football League. It was created prior to the 2002 NFL season, when the league realigned divisions after expanding to 32 teams. The NFC South currently has four members: the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Prior to the 2002 season, the Buccaneers belonged to the AFC West (1976) and NFC Central (1977–2001), while the other three teams were part of the geographically inaccurate NFC West.

The NFC South is the only division since the 2002 realignment to have each of its teams make a conference championship game appearance: Tampa Bay (2002), Atlanta (2004), Carolina (2003 and 2005), and New Orleans (2006 and 2009). All four teams have also made a Super Bowl appearance: Atlanta, when they were in the NFC West Division, (XXXIII), Tampa Bay (XXXVII), Carolina (XXXVIII), and New Orleans (XLIV), with Tampa Bay and New Orleans having won. All four members of the NFC South have made postseason appearances before entering the division in 2002. Also since 2002, each team has won at least two division titles, the only such division in the league.

Entering 2012 the Falcons and Saints are tied for most wins among division members. The Saints record is 299-386-5; their win in Super Bowl XLIV is the highlight of a 5-8 playoff record. The Falcons record is 299-399-6 with a playoff record of 6-11; the Falcons lost in Super Bowl XXXIII, their only Super Bowl appearance. The Buccaneers record is 222-341-1 with victory in Super Bowl XXXVII and an overall playoff record of 6-9. The Panthers have the best playoff record (6-4) of any team in the division with a loss in Super Bowl XXXVIII and an overall record of 125-147.


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