NFC South MNF Buccaneers vs Saints Week 13 Dec 5, 2022; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David (54) reacts after sacking New Orleans Saints quarterback Andy Dalton (14) in the first quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

The NFC South has been brutal thus far this NFL season, and that was highlighted by an ugly game on Monday Night Football between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New Orleans Saints.

Coming into Monday’s game, the Buccaneers lead the NFC South despite their very evident struggles this year with a 5-6 record.

Every team in the division entered Week 13 under .500 on the year, and it certainly seems like whoever comes out of this division may go into the playoffs with a losing record.

There have only been five teams in NFL history that have ever made the playoffs with a losing record.

The NFL world is questioning whether or not this is the worst year for any division in NFL history.

The Carolina Panthers, who fired head coach Matt Rhule and waived former starting quarterback Baker Mayfield on Monday still have a very real chance to win the division. This speaks to just how horrible the division has truly been this year.

Regardless, one of these teams in the division has to make the playoffs.

Teams that have had losing records coming into the postseason have shockingly had good success once they reach the playoffs.

Both the Seattle Seahawks in 2010 and the Carolina Panthers in 2014 won their opening-round playoff game.

This may give a bit of hope to NFC South teams, but overall it has looked very bleak this year for the division as a whole.

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.