The Carolina Panthers have been one of the hottest teams in the NFL over the second half of the season and pulled ahead of the New Orleans Saints in the NFC West. With their big win over the Saints, the Panthers have locked up a playoff spot but still have something to play for in their season finale with the Atlanta Falcons. However, Carolina will have to do it without starting wide receiver Steve Smith, who ESPN reported on Dec. 27 will miss the game with a knee injury. Here is how fans can follow the Carolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons live stream this Sunday.
- Date: Dec. 29
- Time: 1 p.m. EST
- TV: FOX
- Radio: XM 228
- Live Stream: Sunday Ticket
This is a must win game for the Panthers. If they win, the Panthers win the NFC South. Plus, there is something more that they can play for, although it is out of their hands. If Carolina wins, the Seattle Seahawks lose and the San Francisco 49ers win this weekend, the Panthers win the three-way tiebreaker and will have home field advantage in the playoffs. However, if the Panthers lose and the Saints win, the Panthers drop into the wild card position.
The Atlanta Falcons have something to play for too. This game will mark the final game in the career of future Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez. While this has been a lost season, thanks to injuries crippling the Falcons' franchise, the team surely wants to give Gonzalez a win in his final game in the NFL.
The Carolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons live stream kicks off at 1 p.m. EST.