All 16 NFL games in Week 17 match up division rivals, and the NFL always hopes that at least one of those games will be for the division title, so that a division championship game can be flexed into prime time. This year, the Panthers think that’s going to be their game against the Falcons. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said today that his impression is that the game with the Falcons will be flexed into prime time in Week 17. If the Panthers and Falcons both win this week, then their game next week will be for the NFC South title. The loser of the game would still make the playoffs as a wild card.
Panthers expect Week 17 meeting with Falcons to be flexed into prime time
Pro Football Talk | Dec 22