Panthers Will Face New Orleans Saints in NFC Wild-Card Round

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) shakes hands with New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) after their game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Panthers defeated the Saints 41-38. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers will face the New Orleans Saints on the road in the wild-card round of the NFC playoffs.

The game will be played Sunday, 4:40 p.m. ET at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.


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Both Carolina and New Orleans finished the regular season with 11-5 records. The Saints held a tiebreaker after defeating the Panthers twice in the regular season to win the NFC South division and take the home-field advantage.

The Los Angeles Rams will host the Atlanta Falcons in the other NFC wild-card matchup. The Philadelphia Eagles and the Minnesota Vikings both earned a first-round bye.