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NFL Scores, NFC South Standings: New Orleans Closing In On Division Title

The Atlanta Falcons remained in playoff contention with a 31-23 come from behind victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

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Atlanta Falcons 31 vs. Carolina Panthers 23: Atlanta scored 24 second half points to overcome a 23-7 Panthers lead to keep pace in the NFC South. Matt Ryan threw for 320 yards and four touchdowns in the victory. Rookie wide receiver Julio Jones finished with 104 yards and two touchdowns.

New Orleans Saints 22 vs. Tennessee Titans 17: New Orleans got 337 yards passing and two touchdowns from Drew Brees and the Saints stopped the Titans in the red zone to preserve a 22-17 victory.

Jacksonville Jaguars 41 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14: Maurice Jones-Drew scored two touchdowns as Tampa Bay dropped its seventh straight game.

NFC South Standings

New Orleans 10 3 0 415 286
Atlanta 8 5 0 300 267
Carolina 4 9 0 313 355
Tampa Bay 4 9 0 232 370

(updated 12.11.2011 at 4:48 PM EST)

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