Carolina Panthers

What it means

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).

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).

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