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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.

"Johnny Football" will get his second NFL start on Sunday against a Carolina Panthers team (5-8-1 ) still in the thick of the NFC South race when the Cleveland Browns (7-7) visit Bank of America Stadium in uptown Charlotte. Follow for live updates from Sunday's game.

Julio Jones returned from a hip injury to catch seven passes for 107 yards, and the Atlanta Falcons remained in playoff contention with a 30-14 victory over New Orleans on Sunday.

Cleveland’s Johnny Manziel faces Carolina’s Cam Newton on Sunday in the first meeting between the two former Heisman winners. Each produced electrifying plays in the SEC, battled the NCAA and won and enjoyed enormous success off the field as marketing giants in the NFL. And they face some of the same challenges.

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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.

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