The Carolina Panthers are in a class of their own after the Denver Broncos provided Carolina with a perfect ending to the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
After the New England Patriots’ 30-24 loss to the Broncos on Sunday night, the Panthers are the last remaining undefeated team in the NFL this season.
The Panthers are 11-0 following Thursday's 33-14 dominating win over the Dallas Cowboys.
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Next up for the Panthers are the Saints on Sunday afternoon (4:25 p.m. on Fox) in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Panthers hold a five-game advantage over the second-place Atlanta Falcons (6-5) in the NFC South. Carolina can clinch the division with a win at New Orleans.
The Carolinas also can boast about having one of just two remaining undefeated NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision teams.
The No. 1 ranked Clemson Tigers (12-0) will be in Charlotte this week for the ACC championship at Bank of America Stadium (Saturday, 8 p.m., ABC). The Tigers take on the No. 8 North Carolina Tar Heels (11-1), who are riding an 11-game winning streak.
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