Panthers are NFC South Champions for third time straight

For the third year in a row, the Carolina Panthers have won the NFC South division. The division win secures home field advantage during the NFC playoffs for the undefeated Panthers.

The news came in just as the Tampa Bay Buccaneerss beat the Atlanta Falcons, moving both teams to a 6-6 record. After the Panthers beat the New Orleans Saints, the team improved their record to 12-0, a franchise record.