Cam Newton Puts The Panthers in The Playoffs In case somehow you missed it, Cam Newton and the boys did it again. The Panthers beat New Orleans 17-13 at home today, clinching their first playoff birth since 2008. The game, much like this season, wasn’t easy, but Carolina overcame the adversity, and were able to pull out the win. Carolina can win the NFC South title next week, as well as the No. 2 overall seed in the NFC and a first round bye if they beat the Falcons in Atlanta. Check out the game winning touchdown below.