But in the end, the Panthers rallied and won thanks to a 42-yard field goal by John Kasay, his fourth of the day. The victory secured the NFC South and a bye week.
Jerious Norwood's 45-yard touchdown scamper with 3:41 left lifted the Falcons past the St. Louis Rams, 31-24, and secured the fifth seed in the playoffs. As it stands, Atlanta will travel to face No. 4 Arizona, next week.