List of Carolina Panthers seasons

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The Carolina Panthers are a professional American football team based in Charlotte, North Carolina. The team was founded in 1993, when, along with the Jacksonville Jaguars, they were accepted into the league as an expansion team. The Panthers are owned Jerry Richardson, the team's founder and a former NFL player.

The Carolina Panthers began play in 1995, and spent their first seven seasons in the NFC West division. In 2002, the Panthers were moved to the NFC South after the NFL realigned their divisions in 2002. Over their 20 seasons in the NFL, the Panthers have played in over 300 games, winning five division titles (one in the NFC West and four in the NFC South) and reaching the playoffs six times. The Panthers have never had back-to-back winning seasons, but recorded their first back-to-back playoff seasons in 2013 and 2014, becoming the first team in the history of the NFC South to win consecutive division titles in the process.[1]

The team's worst regular season record was 2001, where they finished 1–15, worst in the league for that season; although they won their first game, they lost each of the remaining 15. Their best regular season record, 12-4, has been accomplished three times - in 1996, 2008 and 2013. The team achieved their best playoff performance in 2003, when the team were the NFC Champions and reached Super Bowl XXXVIII, losing 29-32 to the New England Patriots. Overall, the team has recorded five winning seasons, twelve losing seasons, and three 8-8 seasons; counting the playoffs, they have an overall record of 157 wins, 173 losses, and 1 tie (.476 winning percentage).

Seasons[edit]

Note: The Finish, Wins, Losses, and Ties columns list regular season results and exclude any postseason play.

Super Bowl Champions Conference Champions Division Champions Wild Card Berth
Season Team League Conference Division Regular season Post-season results Awards
Finish Wins Losses Ties
Carolina Panthers
1995 1995 NFL NFC West 4th 7 9 0
1996 1996 NFL NFC West 1st 12 4 0 Won Divisional Playoffs (Cowboys) 26–17
Lost Conference Championship (at Packers) 13–30
Dom CapersCoach of the Year[2]
1997 1997 NFL NFC West 2nd 7 9 0
1998 1998 NFL NFC West 4th 4 12 0
1999 1999 NFL NFC West 2nd 8 8 0
2000 2000 NFL NFC West 3rd 7 9 0
2001 2001 NFL NFC West 5th 1 15 0
2002 2002 NFL NFC South 4th 7 9 0 Julius PeppersDefensive Rookie of the Year[3]
2003 2003 NFL NFC South 1st 11 5 0 Won Wild Card Playoffs (Cowboys) 29–10
Won Divisional Playoffs (at Rams) 29–23 (2OT)
Won Conference Championship (at Eagles) 14–3
Lost Super Bowl XXXVIII (vs. Patriots) 29–32
2004 2004 NFL NFC South 3rd 7 9 0
2005 2005 NFL NFC South 2nd 11 5 0 Won Wild Card Playoffs (at Giants) 23–0
Won Divisional Playoffs (at Bears) 29–21
Lost Conference Championship (at Seahawks) 14–34
Steve SmithComeback Player of the Year[4]
2006 2006 NFL NFC South 2nd 8 8 0
2007 2007 NFL NFC South 2nd 7 9 0
2008 2008 NFL NFC South 1st 12 4 0 Lost Divisional Playoffs (Cardinals) 13–33
2009 2009 NFL NFC South 3rd 8 8 0
2010 2010 NFL NFC South 4th 2 14 0
2011 2011 NFL NFC South 3rd 6 10 0 Cam NewtonOffensive Rookie of the Year[5]
2012 2012 NFL NFC South 2nd 7 9 0 Luke KuechlyDefensive Rookie of the Year[6]
2013 2013 NFL NFC South 1st 12 4 0 Lost Divisional Playoffs (49ers) 10–23 Luke KuechlyDefensive Player of the Year
Ron RiveraCoach of the Year[7]
2014 2014 NFL NFC South 1st 7 8 1 Won Wild Card Playoffs (Cardinals) 27–16
Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Seahawks) 17–31
Thomas Davis - Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year

All-time records[edit]

Statistic Wins Losses Ties Win%
Carolina Panthers regular season record 151 168 1 .473
Carolina Panthers post-season record 7 6 .538
All-time regular and post-season record 158 173 1 .476

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Rosenthal, Gregg (December 28, 2014). "Playoff clinching: Carolina Panthers lock up NFC South". NFL.com. Retrieved December 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Coach of the Year". NFL – History. CBS Sports. 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-25. 
  3. ^ "Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year". NFL – History. CBS Sports. 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-25. 
  4. ^ Alder, James (2008). "NFL Comeback Player of the Year". Annual NFL Awards. Associated Press. Retrieved 2008-03-25. 
  5. ^ "NFL History: Awards". CBSSports.com. 2008-06-11. Retrieved 2012-08-17. 
  6. ^ "NFL History: Awards". CBSSports.com. 2008-06-11. Retrieved 2012-08-17. 
  7. ^ "'NFL Honors' complete list of winners". NFL.com. February 1, 2014. Retrieved February 1, 2014. 

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