Everything at stake in the NFC South

showdown between the Panthers and the Saints that will go a long way to determining both franchises destiny this season

This weekend’s showdown between the Panthers and the Saints will go a long way to determining both franchises’ destiny this season.

There are just two weekends of action left in the NFL Regular Season and fans across North America will be glued to their seats over the festive period as the playoff berths are decided. This Sunday’s Week 16 action is highlighted by the NFC South.

Two weeks ago this pair met in the Big Easy, with the hosts New Orleans running away to a comfortable 31-13 victory. The division title then looked the Saints’ to take, but last week’s surprise loss at St. Louis, coupled with a Carolina win over the Jets, means that we are all square again at 10-4 going into this weekend. Cam Newton and the Panthers will now be fancying their chances of taking a massive step towards title glory in front of their own fans. Whilst the Saints have proven to be fragile on the road (four losses in their last five away trips is hardly championship-winning form), the hosts have won eight straight at their Bank of America Stadium by an impressive average of 18.7 points. So it’s all to play for with the winner taking the NFC South crown and the loser having to wait until Week 17 to discover its postseason destiny.

New Orleans Saints @ Carolina Panthers Betting Odds

Saints                    2.45
Panthers              1.61

(All odds provided by www.allyoubet.ag are current as of today, but subject to change)