The New Orleans Saints (1-1, 1-0 Away) travel to take on the Carolina Panthers (0-2, 0-1 Home) at Bank of America Stadiu...
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|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|
|Super Bowl Championships:||0|
|Conference Championships:||2: 2003 & 2015|
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.
When the Carolina Panthers picked up Sam Darnold they had hoped he could turn the team around. After a fast start, they quickly realized that wasn’t going to happen and another injury to their star RB CMC left the Panthers stuck once again.
If you are a fan of the Carolina Panthers, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2022-23 season. Do the Carolina Panthers have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and win the Super Bowl in 2023?
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Matt Rhule returns for his third season as the head coach of the Carolina Panthers. If the Panthers don’t improve this could also be his last season as the head coach of the Carolina Panthers as well. Rhule has failed to lead this team to a winning season in each of his first two years as he only managed to win five games in each season.
However, that is not all his fault to be fair as his team has been full of injuries and quarterback controversies throughout his first 33 games as head coach. Make no mistake about it though year number three is a make or break year for Matt Rhule.
The Carolina Panthers offense is likely going to be led by Baker Mayfield after they acquired him over the off-season from the Cleveland Browns. Mayfield will be flanked by Christian McCafferty and that’s another big question surrounding the Panthers.
If CMC can stay healthy then this team has a much better shot at being a potential playoff contender, but if he misses the majority of the season again it is likely that this team will crash and burn. DJ Moore is going to be the number one target for Mayfield most likely but they also have Robby Anderson as well as newly acquired Rashard Higgins.
The Carolina Panthers defense will be led by Shaq Thompson at the left outside linebacker spot. Brian Burns and Derek Brown will hold down the left side of the defensive line. In the defensive backfield Jaycee Horn, Xavier Woods, Jeremy Chinn, and Donte Jackson create a formidable foursome that could wreak havoc on the leagues quarterbacks.
The Panthers have a very good shot at being a solid defense this season and they certainly need to be since they play in a division with Jameis Winston and Tom Brady. This is a unit in the defensive backfield that could end up being top 10 on interceptions by the end of the season.
There is not much faith in the Carolina Panthers this season as their win total is set at six and a half victories. The odds for the over in that category currently sit at (-125) while the under sits at (+105) heading into the season. As oddsmakers expect them to finish around 7-10 or 6-11 this year.
Their odds to win the NFC South are currently sitting at (+1000) as they aren’t expected to be very competitive alongside the New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Their odds to win the NFC championship are even worse as they currently sit at (+6000) which puts them in the bottom half of teams in the conference and their Super Bowl odds are listed at (+13000) as they are a longshot to bring home the Lombardi trophy this year.
The addition of Baker Mayfield and naming him the starting quarterback didn’t move the needle too much for the Carolina Panthers as they are still considered longshots to be a solid team this season. A lot of it depends on the health of Christian McCafferty and how well their young defense can hold up in the face of adversity.
Their first two games of the season are currently listed as pick games as they host the Cleveland Browns and then travel to New Jersey to play the Giants. In fact they are the underdog in the majority of their games this season as they only find themselves favored in four games.
Three of those games are coming at home, as two of them are against the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Detroit Lions. While the other two both come against their NFC South division rivals, the Atlanta Falcons both at home and on the road. All signs point to it being a long season for the Carolina Panthers and their fans.
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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?
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What is the Carolina Panthers record?
The Carolina Panthers finished the 2021 season with a 5-12 record.
Did the Carolina Panthers win last night?
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How much is the Carolina Panthers worth?
According to Forbes magazine, the Carolina Panthers are worth $2.91 billion.
Who do the Carolina Panthers play tonight?
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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 5-12 record which was only good enough for third in the NFC South and 13th in the NFC.
When do the Carolina Panthers play?
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When is the next Carolina Panthers game?
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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 5-12 record.
How many games did the Carolina Panthers win?
The Carolina Panthers won five games in the 2021 NFL season.
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