I just saw this on NFL.com and found it interesting enough to discuss. Your going to hear a lot from me this season about the NFC South easily being the top division in the NFC and one fo the top 2 in the NFL. In the linked page you will see both the NFL.com experts and the consensus fan vote the Falcons and Saints are in the top 10 if not the top 5. The Bucs are also found in the top 15.
I see the NFC South as being rivaled only by the AFC East with the Patriots, Jets and middle of the road Dolphins. The AFC North has two good teams in the Steelers and Ravens but I don't expect much from the Ohio teams in 2011.
Of course both consensus polls have the Panthers at #32. I'm not going to let that junk bother me. You are what your record says you are.
More surprising is seeing Steve Wyche pimp the Saints at #1 and the Falcons at #12, the only expert to not put the Packers at #1. Huh? Wyche has got some Falcons hate buried in there somewhere.
So what do you think Panther fans. Oh, and you can follow the link to place your own vote by the way. Maybe if we all put the Panthers at #1 we can bump them up to #31!