It's certainly been a while since we could have this conversation, but here goes...
Carolina can clinch a guaranteed playoff spot this week if the following events occur:
* - Note: If both the Eagles and Cowboys tie, the Panthers don't clinch a playoff spot.
So, here's what you have to do as a Panthers fan:
Root for the Panthers (duh), Rams, Seahawks and Lions to all win on Sunday, and the Bears to win on Monday. If all of these teams help us out by winning, we can celebrate our first playoff berth since 2008.
And if all five of those things don't happen, then look on the bright side - we can just clinch a spot in Week 15.