Falcons can clinch NFC South on Panthers' home field (The Associated Press)

Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons knew coming into the season that the road to the NFC South championship would go through Carolina. The Falcons (9-5) can capture the division their first division title since 2012 on Saturday with a win over the three-time defending NFC South champion Panthers on their home field, combined with a Tampa Bay loss or tie against New Orleans. Falcons coach Dan Quinn said his team is expecting a battle, even though Carolina (6-8) is all but eliminated from playoff contention.
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