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Carolina’s 17-13 victory over Cleveland combined with Atlanta’s 30-14 whipping of New Orleans to set up a “win and you’re in” playoff scenario in the final weekend of the NFL season.

Carolina Panthers quarterback chastised the crowd at Bank of America Stadium cheering when Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was injured. “We’re better than that,” he said.

Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera hasn’t been good at challenging plays in his four-year career as a head coach, but Sunday against the Cleveland Browns he was on a roll.

Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman believed there were some greater powers at work on his fourth-quarter interception that led to his own fumble.

Carolina Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly owned up to the mistake that led to Cleveland’s lone touchdown in the Panthers’ 17-13 victory.

The Carolina Panthers will play a winner-take-all game for the NFC South title next week at Atlanta after dispatching the Cleveland Brown 17-13 on a gray Sunday at Bank of America Stadium.

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