AHEAD OF THE PAPERS: Panthers, Atlanta Falcons make deal that gets them into AFC playoff article The Panthers will be the favorites to clinch the NFC South title with a victory over the Atlanta Falcons.
The Panthers were 2-1 in their past three games.
Carolina’s win Sunday night over the New Orleans Saints gave the Panthers a two-game lead over the Saints.
Atlanta’s loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night put the Falcons in a tiebreaker position with the Panthers.
The Falcons and Panthers will meet Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The Panthers won the NFC North in 2015 and have won four of five.
The Falcons won the division last season and have five of six overall.
The last two were against Carolina.