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    Carolina Panthers Franchise Information

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    Established:1993
    Stadium:Bank of America Stadium
    Colours:Black, panther blue & silver 
    Hall of Famers:Sam Mills
    Hall of Fame Coaches:None
    Rivals:Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints & Tampa Bay Buccaneers 
    Legends:Steve Smith, Muhsin Muhammad, Jake Dellhomme, Luke Kuechly, DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart, Mike Minter, TE Wesley Walls, Greg Olsen, Jordan Grossm, C Ryan Kalil, Thomas Davies, Julius Peppers & Cam Newton
    Retired Numbers:51
    Conference: NFC
    Super Bowl Championships:0
    Conference Championships:2: 2003 & 2015
    2020 Record:5-11
    1st 2021 Draft Pick:#8 – Jaycee Horn
    2021 Power Ranking:24

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    Carolina Panthers History

    The Carolina Panthers are the third youngest team to play in the NFL along with the Jacksonville Jaguars (they were established in the same year as the Panthers), becoming the 29th team to join the league. 

    Their journey began in 1993 when they were awarded an NFL expansion franchise under Jerry Richardson who wanted an NFL side in the city of Charlotte and it wasn’t until he revealed a 72,300 capacity stadium in the late stages of final round bids between Baltimore, St Louis, Memphis and Jacksonville that the NFL was sold on the idea and gave the license to Carolina. 

    The Panthers didn’t seem out of place in their inaugural season in 1995, where they finished fourth in the NFC West, with a 7-9 win-loss ratio as Dom Capers men broke a new NFL record by having the most wins by an expansion side in a debut season. 

    It didn’t take long before the Panthers tasted postseason success as they achieved that feat in just their second season as they posted a 14-2 record ensuring they would play in the Divisional playoffs. 

    In their first postseason showing they defeated Dallas Cowboys 17-26 in the Divisional playoff match, where they advanced to the Conference Championship game, however, the elation of winning their first ever postseason game soon rubbed off as they went down to the Green Bay Packers in the Championship game. 

    The Panthers didn’t return to the postseason for the rest of the 90s despite having a 7-9 record in 1997 and under new coach George Seifert had an 8-8 record and finished second in the NFC West but still missed the postseason in 1999. 

    The year of 1998  proved to be inaugural coach Dom Capers last year at the helm, but he couldn’t achieve any success as they got off to 0-7 start- the worst in the franchise’s history and finished with a 4-12 record and as a price the Panthers let him go. The early period of the 2000s wasn’t an enjoyable ride, as they missed the playoff for the fourth consecutive time in 2000, however it turned ugly a year later. 

    The 2001 season is definitely one to forget for many Panthers fans as Seifert’s men only managed one win in the entire season which came in the opening round. They  then lost 15 straight games and  ended the season with a disappointing 1-15 record as they finished last in the division, which also ended Siefert’s tenure as head coach. 

    Despite the poor finish, Seifert in his last season helped the Panthers set up for the future as they picked up Dan Morgan, Kris Jenkins and Steve Smith who all had successful careers in the draft. 

    The mid 2000s proved to be a successful period for the Panthers, as they hired John Fox to take the position of head coach in 2002 and it proved dividends as he led the side to two playoff berths including a Super Bowl defeat in 2003. Fox’s second year was one to remember as he claimed the NFC South division title as well as a spot in the postseason, as they ended the 2003 season with a 11-5 record. 

    The Panthers faced the Dallas Cowboys in the wildcard playoffs winning 29-10, then faced a battle against the St Louis Rams in the Divisional playoff game defeating them 29-23 in overtime. They clinched the Conference over Philadelphia Eagles and claimed a maiden Super Bowl berth. 

    The Super Bowl though proved a game too far for the Fox’s Panthers as they were narrowly defeated by the New England Patriots 29-32. The Panthers returned the playoffs in 2005 and 2008, but it would be 2005 that would hurt the most as they won the wildcard playoff over the New York Giants, defeated the Chicago Bears in the Division but fell short in the Championship game against the Seattle Seahawks. 

    The year 2010 proved to be Fox’s last year as head coach and it was a disappointing way to end an eight year reign, as the Panthers finished the season in last place with a 2-14 record. The next year, things started to change direction for the better as the Panthers enlisted Ron Rivera as head coach as well as picking up Cam Newton with the No. 1 pick in the draft. 

    Newton was one to watch in his first season as he broke Payton Manning’s rookie passing record, rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in a single season, meanwhile the team finished with a 6-10 record as they finished third. 

    The best periods for the Panthers were on the horizon as they made the playoffs from 2013-2017, including appearing in their second Super Bowl in Super Bowl 50, as well as winning back-to-back-to-back division titles from 2013-2015. 

    It was the 2015 season that was really impressive as the team claimed the division title three-peat after they had a franchise best record winning 15 games and only losing one, as they were on their way to the Super Bowl with victories over Seattle in the Divisional round and the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Championship game. 

    Once again the Panthers couldn’t capitalise on their momentum in the playoffs, going down to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50.

    Carolina only made the postseason over the four years after their Super Bowl defeat, eventually parting ways with head coach Ron Rivera during the 2019 season and often injured star QB, Cam Newton following that season.

    Matt Rhule was hired as new head coach, coming out of Oregon, while Teddy Bridgewater signed a three year deal to become the new franchise quarterback. Things didn’t quite go to plan however, starting the season 3-2 before losing five straight games and essentially eliminating themselves from postseason contention.

    Expert 2021 / 2022 Picks & Preview on Carolina Panthers

    The Carolina Panthers are rebuilding in 2021 after going 5-11 in 2020. This unit has a new quarterback and new GM, and is in the middle of a rebuild. However, this team has exceeded expectations and is a wild card this year. Don’t be surprised if this Panthers team has the worst record in football, but at the same time, don’t be surprised if the Panthers somehow get into the 6th seed of the playoffs.

    Front Office

    The Panthers are unrecognisable from the team that made the Super Bowl behind the MVP play of Cam Newton in 2015. The unit has gotten rid of all their key players from that Super Bowl run as well as the key pieces from the front office. The man tasked with rebuilding the Panthers is second year head coach Matt Rhule.

    Rhule is an offensive minded coach who has spent a majority of his coaching career in college. Before his head coaching role at the Panthers, he spent just one year coaching in the NFL at the Giants in 2012. Now in his second year, Rhule needs to somehow rebuild a team that has very few bright sparks going into this season.

    This offseason the front office added a number of important pieces. The biggest addition was new GM Scott Fitterer, who was a long time scout and director of player personnel at the perennial playoff contender Seahawks. This offseason, Fitterer and the front office added Haason Reddick, Morgan Fox and Frankie Luvu through free agency to bolster the defense.

    On the other side of the ball, the Panthers’ biggest addition was quarterback Sam Darnold. This roster is definitely better, especially defensive than the roster from a year ago. However, is this team going to tank or will they somehow win 8 games and sneak into the playoffs?

    Offense

    The Panthers offense is going to be an interesting one in 2021. Last season, they were held back by injuries and the lack of arm strength from Teddy Bridgewater. This was evident in the Panthers season statistics which saw them in the bottom half of the league in total yards, passing yards, rushing yards and points.

    Now with Sam Darnold at quarterback, the Panthers will likely try to push the ball down the field more, which complements their deep threats at wide receiver, Robby Anderson and DJ Moore. DJ Moore was one of the best deep threats in the league in 2020 despite Dridgewater’s lack of arm strength, with 463 receiving yards on passes over 20 yards.

    All Pro running back Christian McCaffrey will also be a threat in the passing game. Dual threat McCaffrey is one of the best backs in the league, and had over 1000 receiving yards and 1000 rushing yards in the 2019 season. With the return of McCaffrey from injury, the Panthers running game will get a boost. However, behind McCaffrey the depth is shaky.

    The offensive line doesn’t look like it will be very good, so that may cause problems in both the run and pass game. This offense should become better and more explosive in 2021, however, the jury is still out on whether this offense has enough to make it out from the bottom half of the league.

    Defense

    The Panthers defense was not good last year. The unit was in the bottom half in yards allowed, points allowed and passing yards allowed. However, with additions through free agency and the draft, the Panthers defense has improved a bit on paper.

    In fact, this defense may very well become the strongest part of the team as a whole. The two biggest additions to this defense are 8th overall pick Jaycee Horn and Linebacker Haason Reddick. These two should be day 1 impact makers on this weak defense.

    The weakest part of this group will likely be it’s secondary. The secondary does have the unproven Horn, a young safety Jeremy Chinn as well as Donte Jackson who is good but not great. The signing of AJ Bouye definitely improves this secondary but he will be out until week 3 due to suspension.

    The linebacker group will be the strength of this team with Reddick joining forces with Shaq Green-Thompson. The defensive line looks like it will be average or maybe above average. With Brian Burns, Morgan Fox and Derrick Brown in the trenches, this unit could be good, especially if Brown levels up in his second year.

    This defense will likely improve on all levels and is certainly good enough to win some games this year. However, this Panthers team will need everything to go right for them to make the playoffs, but that is extremely unlikely. Both the offense and defense have a long way to go before they will be truly contending for the playoffs. Although they are a chance, the Panthers will likely finish the year with a 7-10 record and miss the playoffs.

    Carolina Panthers Betting & Odds History

    The Carolina Panthers, despite not getting enough wins on the board, were very competitive and ended with a 9-7 record against the spread to prove it. The Panthers were just 2-6 at home but were seriously undervalued by the market when travelling, going 7-1 ATS on the road.

    Carolina were just 7-9 in over/under betting during the 2020 season, going 3-5 at home and 4-4 on the road. Their offense was missing star running back Christian McCaffrey for most of the season and couldn’t put enough puts on the board to win games and get their totals over.

    The Carolina Panthers have opened with +5000 odds for Super Bowl LVI and are tied for the ninth best odds to win the NFC at +2500.

    Carolina Panthers FAQ

    Still got some burning questions about the Carolina Panthers? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully you will find the answer you are looking for below! 

    Where do the Carolina Panthers play?

    The Carolina Panthers play their home games at the Bank of America Stadium.

    Who owns the Carolina Panthers?

    The Carolina Panthers are registered as Panthers Football LLC, but are controlled by David Tepper.

    Has the Carolina Panthers won an NFL Super Bowl?

    The Carolina Panthers have never won the Super Bowl, despite making two Super Bowl appearances. 

    Who is the Carolina Panthers coach?

    Matt Rhule is the head coach of the Carolina Panthers  after signing a contract in 2020. 

    Do the Carolina Panthers play tonight?

    Are you wondering if the Carolina Panthers are playing tonight? Well, SportsTips has all the details you need about upcoming Carolina Panthers games! Make sure you check this page at the top for all the details you are looking for.

    What is the Carolina Panthers record?

    The Carolina Panthers finished the 2020 season with a 5-11 record.

    Did the Carolina Panthers win last night?

    Fans of the Carolina Panthers are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.

    How much is the Carolina Panthers worth?

    According to Forbes magazine, the Carolina Panthers are worth $2.4 billion. 

    Who do the Carolina Panthers play tonight?

    Like a lot of things in the NFL, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the Carolina Panthers play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.

    How to watch the Carolina Panthers?

    You can watch the Carolina Panthers on CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, NFL Network, NFL Red Zone, Direct TV NFL Sunday Ticket and Panthers.com. On demand you can watch the games on CBS All Access, FOX Sports app, NBC Sports app, ESPN, Amazon Prime Video, NFL Mobile app, NFL Sunday Ticket, DIRECT TV NFL Sunday Ticket, NFL Game Pass, Yahoo Sports App, NFL Mobile app and Panthers app. 

    Will the Carolina Panthers make the playoffs this year?

    The Carolina Panthers did not make the playoffs after finishing with a 5-11 record which was only good enough for third in the NFC South and 13th in the NFC.

    When do the Carolina Panthers play?

    Carolina Panthers fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here as SportsTips we list all the information you need like the kick off time, location of the game and the all important NFL odds.

    When is the next Carolina Panthers game? 

    For more details on the next Carolina Panthers game, check above on the page, we include all the details there.

    Where did the Carolina Panthers finish the season?

    The Carolina Panthers finished the season third in the NFC South and 13th in the NFC with a 5-11 record.

    How many games did the Carolina Panthers win?

    The Carolina Panthers won five games in the 2020 NFL season.