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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) greets young fans during pre game prior to playing the Atlanta Falcons in the final regular season game at the Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers fans hold up a sign for quarterback Cam Newton (1) prior the team's game vs the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) is sacked by Carolina Panthers defensive end Frank Alexander (90) during first quarter action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 21-20.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) is sacked by Carolina Panthers defensive end Frank Alexander (90) during first quarter action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 21-20.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) drops back to pass to a receiver as Atlanta Falcons Paul Worrilow (55) applies defensive pressure during first quarter action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 21-20.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Pre-game, game and post-game photos of Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons in final regular season game at the Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Greg Olsen (88) heads upfield against the Atlanta Falcons in the first half at the Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013. The Panthers won, 21-20, and also won the NFC South.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) drops back to pass to a receiver during first quarter action vs the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 21-20.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan (2) gets sacked by Carolina Panthers' Star Lotulelei (98) in the first half at the Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013. The Panthers won, 21-20, and also won the NFC South.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Star Lotulelei sacks Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) during first quarter action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 21-20.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) calls a play over the offensive line vs the Atlanta Falcons during first quarter action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 21-20.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) scrambles away from Atlanta Falcons defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi (96) during first quarter action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 21-20.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) escape the grasps of Atlanta Falcons' Jonathan Massaquoi (96) in the first half at the Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013. The Panthers won, 21-20, and also won the NFC South.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) scrambles for a first down during second quarter action as Atlanta Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant (21) looks to make the tackle at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 21-20.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) scrambles for a first down during second quarter action as Atlanta Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant (21) looks to make the tackle at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 21-20.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera talks with game officials during a timeout against the Atlanta Falcons in the first half at the Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013. The Panthers won, 21-20, and also won the NFC South.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera talks to the team while playing the Atlanta Falcons in the first half at the Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013. The Panthers won, 21-20, and also won the NFC South.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Drayton Florence (29) puts a hit on Atlanta Falcons' Steven Jackson (39) in the first half at the Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013. The Panthers won, 21-20, and also won the NFC South.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Greg Hardy (76) wraps up Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan (2) for a sack in the first half at the Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013. The Panthers won, 21-20, and also won the NFC South.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy (76) celebrates his sack of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) during second quarter action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 21-20.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Domenik Hixon (87) stretches for yardage as Atlanta Falcons' Desmond Trufant (21) tackles him in the first half at the Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013. The Panthers won, 21-20, and also won the NFC South.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    The Carolina Panthers try to block a field goal kick by Atlanta Falcons kicker Matt Bryant (3) during second quarter action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 21-20.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) listens as quarterbacks coach Ken Dorsey talks to him during a timeout against the Atlanta Falcons in the first half at the Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013. The Panthers won, 21-20, and also won the NFC South.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams (34) rushes up the middle of the field for yardage as the Atlanta Falcons defense gives chase during second quarter action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013. Williams would fumble the ball on the play. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 21-20.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Atlanta Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant (21) recovers a fumble by Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams during second quarter action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013. Assisting on the play is Falcons cornerback Robert Alford. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 21-20.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers cornerback Melvin White is swarmed by his teammates after he intercepted a pass by Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) during second quarter action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013. White scored a touchdown on the play. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 21-20.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Mike Mitchell (21) cheers Melvin White (23) after he intercepted and scored a touchdown in the first half against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013. The Panthers won, 21-20, and also won the NFC South.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers defensive end Frank Alexander (90) congratulates cornerback Melvin White following his interception of a pass by Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) during second quarter action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013. White scored a touchdown on the play. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 21-20.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Melvin White (23) celebrates after he intercepted and scored a touchdown in the first half against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013. The Panthers won, 21-20, and also won the NFC South.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan (2) gets pressured by Carolina Panthers' Charles Johnson (95) in the first half at the Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013. The Panthers won, 21-20, and also won the NFC South.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Mike Tolbert (35) works to get free from Atlanta Falcons' Paul Worrilow (55) in the first half at the Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013. The Panthers won, 21-20, and also won the NFC South.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) escapes the clutches of Atlanta Falcons' Thomas DeCoud (28) in the first half at the Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013. The Panthers won, 21-20, and also won the NFC South.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers full back Mike Tolbert (35) fights for yardage as the Atlanta Falcons defense attempts to bring him down during late second quarter action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 21-20.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers full back Mike Tolbert (35) continues to fight for yardage as the Atlanta Falcons defense attempts to bring him down during late second quarter action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 21-20.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Ted Ginn, Jr. (19) reaches up for a touchdown pass against the Atlanta Falcons in the second quarter at the Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013. The Panthers led, 14-10, at halftime
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers fans celebrate the team's play vs the Atlanta Falcons following second quarter action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 21-20.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White (84) catches a touchdown pass from quarterback Matt Ryan (2) during third quarter action as Carolina Panthers safety Quintin Mikell (27) applies defensive pressure at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 21-20.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White (84) catches a touchdown pass from quarterback Matt Ryan (2) during third quarter action as Carolina Panthers safety Quintin Mikell (27) applies defensive pressure at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 21-20.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White (84) catches a touchdown pass from quarterback Matt Ryan (2) during third quarter action as Carolina Panthers safety Quintin Mikell (27) applies defensive pressure at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 21-20.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera talks with referee John Parry (132) during a break in third quarter action vs the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 21-20.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Ted Ginn, Jr. (19) heads upfield during a kickoff against the Atlanta Falcons during the fourth quarter at the Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013. The Panthers won, 21-20, and also won the NFC South.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) is forced out of bounds by Atlanta Falcons linebacker Paul Worrilow (55) during third quarter action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013. Worrilow was called for a late hit out of bounds on the play. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 21-20.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) heads upfield past Atlanta Falcons' Joplo Bartu (59) during the third quarter at the Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013. The Panthers won, 21-20, and also won the NFC South.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' DeAngelo Williams (34) powers past Atlanta Falcons' Thomas DeCoud (28) during the third quarter at the Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013. The Panthers won, 21-20, and also won the NFC South.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) drops back to throw a touchdown to Greg Olsen against the Atlanta Falcons during the third quarter at the Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013. The Panthers won, 21-20, and also won the NFC South.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Luke Kuechly (59) talks with teammate during the second half against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013. The Panthers won, 21-20, and also won the NFC South.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy (76) sacks Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) during third quarter action as defensive end Charles Johnson (95) assists on the play at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 21-20.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan (2) gets sacked by Carolina Panthers' Greg Hardy (76) during the third quarter at the Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013. The Panthers won, 21-20, and also won the NFC South.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Greg Hardy (76) is congratulated by Jordan Senn (57) and other teammates after sacking Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan during the third quarter at the Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013. The Panthers won, 21-20, and also won the NFC South.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) spins away from the Atlanta Falcons defense on a run during third quarter action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 21-20.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez (88) and Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis (58) talk during a break in fourth quarter action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 21-20.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy (76) sacks Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) during fourth quarter action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 21-20.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera yells instructions to his team during fourth quarter action vs the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 21-20.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers safety Mike Mitchell sacks Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) during fourth quarter action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 21-20.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers safety Mike Mitchell sacks Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) during fourth quarter action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 21-20.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Charles Johnson (95) sacks Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan (2) during the fourth quarter at the Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013. The Panthers won, 21-20, and also won the NFC South.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson flexes following his sack of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) during fourth quarter action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 21-20.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson (95) is hugged by defensive end Greg Hardy (76) following Johnson's sack of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) during fourth quarter action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 21-20.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers fans encourage the team in the closing moments of fourth quarter action vs the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 21-20.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    A Carolina Panthers fan encourages the team during late fourth quarter action vs the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 21-20.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers fans celebrate the team's effort vs the Atlanta Falcons in the closing moments of fourth quarter action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 21-20.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    A Carolina Panthers fan celebrates the team's effort vs the Atlanta Falcons in the closing moments of fourth quarter action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 21-20.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy (76) encourages the fans in the closing moments of fourth quarter action vs the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 21-20.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Members of the Carolina Panthers kneel along the sideline as the defense battles the Atlanta Falcons offense in the closing moments of fourth quarter action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 21-20.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    (L-R) Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera calls for a timeout in the closing moments of fourth quarter action vs the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 21-20.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) kneels along the team's sideline during the closing moments of fourth quarter action vs the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 21-20.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    (L-R) Carolina Panthers Gene Brown, quarterback (1) Cam Newton and head coach Ron Rivera celebrate the team's victory over the Atlanta Falcons 21-20 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers quarterback (1) Cam Newton and quarterbacks coach Ken Dorsey celebrate the team's victory over the Atlanta Falcons 21-20 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Drayton Florence (29) and Jason Williams (54) celebrate on the field after defeating the Atlanta Falcons in the final regular season game at the Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013. The Panthers won, 21-20, and also won the NFC South division.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers linebacker (58) Thomas Davis celebrates the team's victory over the Atlanta Falcons 21-20 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) runs and cheers with Panthers fans along the sideline wall after defeating the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013. The Panthers won, 21-20, and also won the NFC South.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) runs and cheers with Panthers fans along the sideline wall after defeating the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013. The Panthers won, 21-20, and also won the NFC South.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers fans celebrates as the team leaves the field after defeating the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013. The Panthers won, 21-20, and also won the NFC South.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) smiles after talking to the media on the field after defeating the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013. The Panthers won, 21-20, and also won the NFC South.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) slaps hands with fans following the team's victory over the Atlanta Falcons 21-20 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) slaps hands with fans following the team's victory over the Atlanta Falcons 21-20 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers team owner Jerry Richardson exits the team's locker room following the team's victory over the Atlanta Falcons 21-20 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera speaks to the media following the team's victory over the Atlanta Falcons 21-20 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Members of the Carolina Panthers celebrate their victory over the Atlanta Falcons 21-20 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013.
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    David T. Foster, III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers' Mike Tolbert leads the cheers in the locker room after defeating the Atlanta Falcons in the final regular season game at the Georgia Dome on December 29, 2013. The Panthers won, 21-20, and also won the NFC South division.
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams (34) speaks to the media in the team's locker room following their victory over the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA. on Sunday, December 29, 2013. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 21-20.
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