Falcons, Panthers win and will play for NFC South title
Two teams with losing records will face off next week for a playoff spot.
It seems almost dirty that the Falcons and Panthers are playing for a postseason spot, as well as the NFC South title. But it's not either team's fault that Atlanta (6-9) and Carolina (6-8-1) are in this position. Blame the NFL for simply having a system in place that allows division winners to get in the postseason regardless of record.
The same thing happened in 2010 playoffs when the 7-9 Seahawks reached the postseason. They got a home game and ended up beatng New Orleans in the Wild Card round. Don't underestimate the same thing happening with whoever Atlanta or Carolina get in the first round either. A home playoff game goes a long way.
Both teams will play each other for the NFC South championship after getting wins on Sunday. Atlanta eliminated the Saints from postseason contention with a 30-14 win and Carolina defeated the Browns 17-13.
With either the Falcons or Panthers getting in the postseason, the Eagles are out, despite the fact they could get their 10th win of the season next Sunday against the Giants.
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