The Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers extended their lead in the NFC South race Sunday.
The Falcons easily defeated the Houston Texans, 48-21, while the Panthers beat the 1-3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 37-23. Both teams are now 4-0 on the season and are tied at the top of the division.
Jim Mora is revered in New Orleans as the head coach who brought the Saints into the realm of respectability, but mentioning his name outside of black-and-gold boundaries elicits a very different response.
The 8-0 Falcons are coming to the Mercedes Benzon Superdome Sunday in a game that could turn the season around or forever doom it for our local heroes.