The Falcons are kings of the NFC South.
With Saturday's win at Carolina, coupled with Tampa's loss in New Orleans, Atlanta clinched its first division title since 2012. The Falcons (10-5) will host New Orleans next Sunday in the final regular-season game at the Georgia Dome.
As division champs, they will host a playoff game either wild-card weekend (Jan. 7-8) or the divisional round (Jan. 14-15).
Here’s more on the Falcons’ win at Carolina:
> What Matt Ryan had to say after the win
> Third and 21, no problem for Coleman
> Perkins, Tialevea step up at tight end
> Gimme 5: How the Falcons handled the Falcons
> Photos: Falcons get big road win over rival