Today at high noon, the Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons are squaring off for a spot in the playoffs. The loser could be eliminated. The last meeting between these two teams, the Carolina defeated the Atlanta Falcons 20-17. Panthers quarterback Cam Newton had an impressive day. He went 13-24 137 Passing Yards 86 rushing yards, 1 Rushing TD.
For the Carolina Panthers, they can clinch the NFC South with a win and a loss by the New Orleans Saints. They can also get the second first-round bye with a win, a Saints loss, a Vikings loss, and a Rams loss.
For the home team Falcons, they too can make the playoffs, but the road to get there is not as easy. First, they can clinch a playoff berth with a win, or a Seattle Seahawks loss, or both Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks tie.
Kickoff for this game is at 3:25 PM on FOX.