Panthers clinch playoff berth

Defeated Saints 17-13. Aaron Wilson

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The Carolina Panthers punched their ticket to the postseason with a 17-13 win over the Saints.

The win puts the Panthers in the postseason for the first time since 2008. Carolina is also now in the driver's seat for the NFC South championship.

If Carolina wins next week, it wins the division.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

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