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Panthers defeat Atlanta, win NFC South title

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ATLANTA, Ga. — The Carolina Panthers won the NFC South and earned a first-round bye with a 21-20 victory over Atlanta on Sunday.

The Charlotte Observer reported that the Panthers claimed their fourth division title with the win and are now 12-4.

Cam Newton threw two touchdown passes and Greg Hardy had a team-record four sacks.

Carolina secured a first-round bye and home-field advantage for at least one game as the No. 2 seed in the NFC.

Read more: The Charlotte Observer