At Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC the Carolina Panthers defeated the Atlanta Falcons 20-17. Winning quarterback Cam Newton completed 13 of 24 passes, 137 yards, along with 86 rushing yards and 1 touchdown.
At 11-4 the Carolina Panthers are in the playoffs with the 5th seed. With a win in week 17, the Carolina Panthers would win the NFC South by doing one of the following.
- Carolina Panthers win and New Orleans Saints loss or tie
- Carolina Panthers tie and New Orleans Saints Loses
As for Matt Ryan, he finished the game with 24/38, 313 yards, 2 touchdowns, and an interception.
Entering the final week of the 2017 regular season, the Atlanta Falcons are sitting in the 6th seed with a 9-6 record. This week, they can clinch a playoff berth with one of the following:
- The Atlanta Falcons win against the Panthers
- Seattle Seahawks loses against the Arizona Cardinals
- The Atlanta Falcons tie and the Seattle Seahawks tie.
You can watch this epic matchup this Sunday at 3:25 central time on Fox and Fox Sports Go.