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Panthers’ locker room full of unbridled joy

It has been a long time since I saw a Panthers locker room as flat-out happy as the one in the Georgia Dome Sunday afternoon. Players posed for pictures and jumped on chairs and generally made good-natured fools of themselves as they celebrated a 12-4 regular season and an NFC South championship. And they lingered in their uniforms far longer than usual.

Now they have speculation swirling, too – but who the opponent will be at the home playoff game on Sunday, Jan. 12. That’s a nice problem for Carolina to have.

“Mel finished the play and got it into the end zone,” Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis said, “even if he had to crawl to get there.”

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