The Carolina Panthers remain the NFL's only unbeaten team, improving to 13-0 with a 38-0 dismantling of the reeling Atlanta Falcons. Cam Newton had another good day, completing 15 of 21 passes for 265 yards and three touchdowns as the Panthers clinched a first-round bye in the NFC playoffs. Carolina was so dominant that Newton was able to sit out the fourth quarter of what was the Panthers' 17th straight regular-season win.
However, Carolina tight end Greg Olsen and running back Jonathan Stewart left the game with injuries. Olsen injured his left knee and Stewart his left ankle, but neither appeared to be seriously injured.
Their next game for the Panthers is next Sunday against the Giants in East Rutherford, New Jersey.