The Carolina Panthers won their second consecutive NFC South title with a 7-8-1 record after defeating the Atlanta Falcons, 34-3.
The Carolina Panthers finished their rocky 2014 season with a four-game winning streak, and they destroyed the Atlanta Falcons, 34-3, to clinch the NFC South.
Quarterback Cam Newton showed incredible toughness in just his second game back from transverse process fractures in his back, and he threw for 116 yards and a touchdown on 10-of-16 passing.
He also ran for a team-leading 51 rushing yards with a touchdown on six carries.
Meanwhile, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan looked off as he threw for 260 yards and two interceptions with no touchdown passes. Both of his interceptions were returned for touchdowns.
Panthers safeties Roman Harper and Tre Boston each came up with an interception return touchdown, and Boston returned his for 84 yards.
Falcons wide receiver Roddy White led his team in receiving with 104 yards on eight catches, but Julio Jones was held to four catches for 58 yards.
The running game sputtered without starter Steven Jackson. Jacquizz Rodgers led the Falcons in rushing with 44 yards.