NFC South Power Rankings: Week 2 standings

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Sep 14, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons cornerback Ricardo Allen (37) celebrates his game saving interception in the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons defeated the Eagles 26-24. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

It wasn’t the start the NFC South was hoping for after an embarrassing 2014 campaign. And on the note of embarrassments, the Buccaneers were beaten 42-14 on their own turf by the quarterback they chose not to draft first overall back on April 30. There’s a lot of work to do for Tampa Bay, as well as New Orleans, who also lost in Week 1.

Carolina—the back-to-back NFC South champions—got off to winning ways with a 20-9 win on the road to Jacksonville. It wasn’t pretty, but wins are wins at this stage and that’s all that matters. Atlanta were more impressive in beating the Philadelphia Eagles in what initially looked to be one of the tougher games on the schedule.

The Buccaneers and Saints lock horns this Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in a battle of who wants to lose most, while the Falcons travel to MetLife Stadium to play the Giants and the Panthers host the Texans.

Where does each team rank ahead of Week 2?

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