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Panthers Clinch NFC South, Edge Falcons 21-20

Carolina’s blueprint for playoff success has been set: Let the sack-happy defense lead the way and hope dual-threat quarterback Cam Newton can add just enough offense.


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Wes Durham: “You’d Be Hard Pressed To Find More Impactful Injuries Than What Atlanta’s Had.”

The Carolina Panthers are faced with yet another critical game on Sunday when they head to Atlanta to take on the Falcons. With a win, the Panthers will clinch the NFC South and a 1st round bye in the playoffs, while also guaranteeing the city a home playoff game for the first time in 5 years.

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Streaks, Stats, & Notes For Week #17: Carolina Panthers At Atlanta Falcons

CAROLINA (11-4) at ATLANTA (4-11) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE — Panthers by 8


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Peters Injury Leaves 11 Players On Falcons’ IR

The Atlanta Falcons are finishing the season with 11 players on injured reserve, including two additions this week.


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Panthers Missing Key Offensive Weapons For Finale Against Falcons

The Carolina Panthers are in the driver’s seat for an NFC South title, first-round bye in the playoffs, and possibly even the number one overall seed making the way for home-field advantage. They still have to get past the Atlanta Falcons though, and that won’t be an easy task with some offensive weapons on the shelf.


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Mike Smith Bemoans His Falcons’ Second-half Woes

Coach Mike Smith says the Atlanta Falcons can’t take much satisfaction from almost rallying against the San Francisco 49ers.


CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 01: Lavonte David #54 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers pursues Jonathan Stewart #28 of the Carolina Panthers during play at Bank of America Stadium on December 1, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Injuries Abound As Panthers Fight For A Lot In Final Game Of Season

Carolina has been on a roll for almost the entire season, and they’ve been able to stay relatively healthy along the way. With the most important week of the season approaching, some key names are on the shelf when they are needed most.


CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 22: DeAngelo Williams #34 of the Carolina Panthers scores a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Credit, Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

High Stakes For Playoff-Bound Panthers On Sunday Against Falcons

The Carolina Panthers have already clinched a spot in this year’s playoffs, but they are still playing for so much more. The NFC South is still up for grabs as is a first-round bye, and all that stands in their way is a win over the hapless Atlanta Falcons. That is much easier said than done though.


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WR Smith Doubtful vs. Atlanta With Knee Sprain

Panthers coach Ron Rivera says wide receiver Steve Smith is “highly doubtful” for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons with a knee sprain.


CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 15: Captain Munnerlyn #41 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates after returning an interception for a touchdown against the New York Jets during play at Bank of America Stadium on December 15, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Panthers won 30-20. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Carolina Panthers Control Their Own Destiny En Route To The Playoffs

With a little help from the St. Louis Rams, the Carolina Panthers now control their own destiny as they head for the playoffs and have a lot of opportunity staring them in the face. If they just do what they know they can do, the Panthers will be sitting pretty.





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