3 Reasons Why the Saints Win the NFC South in 2016

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Dec 13, 2015; Charlotte, NC, USA; Quarterback Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers celebrate going 13-0 during the second half against the Atlanta Falcons at Bank of America Stadium. Panthers win 38-0. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers took the NFL by storm last season. There’s no denying they mounted an incredible campaign, and it very nearly resulted in a Super Bowl Championship for the Saints’ hated division rivals.

However, the Panthers have won the division three years in a row in a division which prior to the Panthers, had not had a repeat champion in it’s entire history. The odds will catch up with them, especially in a division as cut-throat as the NFC South.

Additionally, Cam Newton and the rest of the Panthers organization really rubbed it in to the other NFL teams. First there was Cam’s dabbing, and it quickly escalated to team photos on the sidelines, while the clock was still ticking.

Judging from the way the Broncos savored their Super Bowl victory, you can bet the rest of the NFL is chomping at the bit to get a shot at the trash talking Panthers.

The Panthers flew under the radar for a long time, but this season, everyone is going to bring their A-game against them.

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