Scott Fowler: Could these Carolina Panthers — who just won again — actually make the playoffs?

The Carolina Panthers, somehow, are tied for first in the NFC South after Sunday’s 23-16 win over Atlanta.The Panthers have won three straight games — all without Christian McCaffrey playing a single second — and are tied at 3-2 with Tampa Bay atop the division. If New Orleans (2-2) wins Monday night against the L.A. Chargers, it will be a three-way tie.Maybe it’s fool’s gold, but it sure hasn’t felt like it the past three weeks. Carolina went down to its personal house of horrors in Atlanta on Sunday and won in a place it hardly ever wins. The Panthers were 6-19 in Atlanta until Sunday.In a l…

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