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Updated: Monday, December 30 2013, 12:24 AM EST
The Carolina Panthers win the NFC South Division and earn a first round playoff bye after beating the Atlanta Falcons 21-20. Cam Newton accounts for 221 total yards of offense and two touchdowns. Greg Hardy sets a Carolina record with four quarterback sacks on Matt Ryan. The Panthers get nine quarterback sacks as a team. Carolina will host a playoff game in Charlotte on Sunday, January 12 at 1:05pm.