Atlanta is one of three remaining undefeated teams in the NFL, but the Falcons' fellow NFC South members haven't been nearly so good. Tampa Bay and Carolina have both stumbled to 1-2 starts, while the New Orleans Saints are still winless.
With surprisingly little competition from the Saints at this stage of the season, the Falcons are looking like the team to beat in the division, and they can further their cause with a win over the Panthers in Week 4.
Here are the current NFC South standings:
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