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The Panthers (11-3) also needed that win in the Meadowlands to wrap up the South.
The Falcons (10-5) have one of the wild-card spots.
Minnesota (9-6) could clinch the West if Chicago (8-6) loses Monday night at home to Green Bay. The Vikings also can clinch by beating the Giants at home next week or, if the Bears win Monday, with a loss by Chicago in Houston next week.
Dallas, which lost Saturday night to Baltimore to temporarily lose control of its playoff fate, got it back Sunday after Tampa Bay was beaten by San Diego. It needs only to win at Philadelphia (8-6-1) next Sunday to get in.
If the Eagles win and the Bucs (9-6) lose at home to Oakland and Chicago loses at least once, then Philadelphia makes it.
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