The fourth week of the NFL’s 2021 season will be an exciting one for the NFC South. While the Falcons look to become 2-2 with a win over Washington, the Bucs will travel to New England in perhaps the biggest game of the decade. The Saints will play at home for the first time since Hurricane Ida, and the Panthers will face off against their toughest opponent looking to remain undefeated on the year.
Here’s our NFC South news roundup heading into Week 4.
The Panthers are the only undefeated team remaining in the NFC South. The first time, in a long time, they are the sole leaders of the division after three weeks. However, while their record says undefeated, the opponents they played to get there haven’t put up much of a fight. Although, that’s not something they can control. You can only play who you play. The Panthers have the third-largest victory margin thus far at +13 points.
The Panthers have beaten the Jets, Saints, and Texans to cruise to 3-0. They face off against Dallas in Week 4.
Gayle Benson, the 74-year-old owner of the New Orleans Saints, has no heirs and will look to sell the team once she passes. However, even under new ownership, the Saints are contractually bound to the city of New Orleans. Benson and her late-husband have been known to make charitable donations throughout the city of New Orleans and expects the proceeds from the purchase to be distributed to charities throughout the city.
Terron Armstead was injured when his elbow collided with a Patriots defender. While initial reports didn’t suggest the injury would be season ending, Armstead will still have to sit out for weeks. Never once has Armstead played a full 16-game season, and 2021 will not be the first. His 15-game appearance in 2009 is the most regular season games ever featured in.