It's the final road trip of the regular season for the Seattle Seahawks when they take on the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte on Sunday. The Seahawks (10-3) are looking for their seventh road win this season, which would be a franchise record, while the Panthers (5-8) have lost five in a row, fired their head coach, and have basically already turned the page on this season.
For the second time in three weeks, NFC South rivals New Orleans and Atlanta will meet, this time on Thanksgiving night in Mercedes-Benz Stadium. This marks the second straight season the teams will play each on the holiday. The Saints won last year's Turkey Day meeting, 31-17.
The Carolina Panthers' season has seemed doomed since Cam Newton missed Week 3 with a Lisfranc injury. Without their former MVP quarterback, they seemed highly unlikely to return to the playoffs after a one-year hiatus.
The Minnesota Vikings will play host to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday afternoon inside U.S. Bank Stadium. It will mark the 31st meeting all-time between the two teams. The Vikings hold a 19-11 edge over the Falcons in the series. And Minnesota has won each of the last three matchups, the most recent being a 14-9 victory in 2017. Both the Vikings and the Falcons look to return to playoff form in 2019 after taking big steps in the wrong direction last season.
New Orleans is the two-time defending NFC South champion while no other team finished better than 7-9 last season. The Saints hope their Super Bowl window is still open while Atlanta, Carolina and Tampa Bay are looking to turn things around.