OK, it's late, and this can be a head-scratcher.
Even though the winner of next week's New York-Panthers game clinches home field in the NFC playoffs, the Panthers haven't clinched anything (even a playoff berth) yet.
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Based on my late re-reading of tiebreakers, they'd be the third of three in the NFC South if they lose out and the Falcons and Bucs win out. That's still probably good for a wild card (they need a Dallas loss to wrap that up), but it shows you how competitive the NFC is this year.
We'll hit this again in the morning after a cup of joe and hopefully make more sense of it.