Panthers 34 Falcons 10 – Playoffs for Carolina? Panthers and playoffs weren’t two words most fans were thinking a few weeks ago, but after today’s 34-10 beat down of the Atlanta Falcons in front of the home crowd, the 5-3 Panthers faithful might want to. Carolina is now just one game behind the Saints for first in the NFC South, as New Orleans lost to the Jets 26-20. The Panthers toughest stretch of their schedule continues over the next three weeks, when they play at San Francisco(next Sunday), home against the Patriots 11/18, and then at Miami 11/24. As for celebrating, Brandon Lafell and other invited Panthers will be in Phoenix tonight for #AnyGivenSundays, with free admission all night long.