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Three things to watch in Sunday’s Carolina Panthers game against the Cleveland Browns.

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin and tight end Greg Olsen are on the cusp of becoming the franchise’s second 1,000-yard receiving duo. Both players are aware what that means for the team and themselves.

An AFC team with 10 victories will be shut out of the playoffs. The NFC South champion, meanwhile, not only will make the playoffs with a record of 8-8, 7-8-1 or 7-9, but will host a playoff game.

Ten questions about life outside football with Carolina Panthers running back Fozzy Whittaker:

The Carolina Panthers put Cam Newton through several physical tests during Friday’s practice, and the Pro Bowl quarterback gave the team no reason to think he won’t be ready for Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns.

The Carolina Panthers get Cam Newton back for the final home game of the regular season. The Cleveland Browns are starting Johnny Manziel for the second straight game.

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