Carolina Panthers: Three reasons they make the playoffs
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Carolina is one of only five teams with an undefeated home record entering Week 11 play. The Panthers have only three such games remaining but victories in each would push the team close to double-digit wins.
Despite having to play three of the next four on the road, the Panthers opponents are all below .500 and a combined 13-23-1 on the season. Carolina had one bad game but they should bounce back and the schedule is favorable, even if they are having to travel.
Maintaining the current home win streak paired with victories over the three upcoming on the road (Detroit, Tampa Bay and Cleveland) would push the Panthers record to 10-3 with pivotal divisional contests against New Orleans and Atlanta to finish the season.