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The Carolina Panthers (11-4) sit atop the NFC South are on the road for their final game of the regular season, and they will be playing division rivals the Falcons (4-11), where Atlanta – out of playoff contention – will seek to play spoiler against the Cats, who are aiming for a first round bye in the playoffs and a one home game with a win today. The Panthers will have to do it with a QB – Cam Newton – who has a sore ankle, and without injured stars WR Steve Smith, RB Jonathan Stewart, and DT Colin Cole. Would be nice to get the win today and a bye next week so all guys can rest up and get better in time for the playoffs, which this team will be doing for the first time since 2008.
Game time is 1 pm ET and it will be broadcast locally on Fox.