With the win, the Panthers clinched the NFC South title, the second seed in the playoffs and a bye week.
Carolina will host the nightcap Jan. 10 in the divisional round.
They'll host either Minnesota or the winner of the Arizona-Atlanta game. Sixth-seeded Philadelphia can't come to Charlotte, since the Eagles would go to top-seed New York with a win over the Vikings.
This marks the third division title in franchise history (in addition to 1996 and 2003), and just the second bye (1996).
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It will be the 10th playoff game in franchise history, but just the third home game (along with wins over Dallas in 1996 and 2003).