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 National Football League (NFL) as an expansion team. The Panthers are owned by 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 due to the Houston Texans joining the league as an expansion team. Over their 20 seasons in the NFL, the Panthers have played in over 300 games, winning six division titles (one in the NFC West and five in the NFC South) and reaching the NFL playoffs six times. The Panthers have never had back-to-back winning seasons, but recorded their first back-to-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] They won a third consecutive division title in 2015, finishing with a league-best 15-1 record and securing homefield advantage in the playoffs for the first time in team history.

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 was accomplished in 2015, when they finished 15-1. 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; they also reached Super Bowl 50 at the conclusion of the 2015 season. Overall, the team has recorded 6 winning seasons, 12 losing seasons, and three 8-8 seasons; counting the playoffs, they have an overall record of 175 wins, 176 losses, and 1 tie (.500 winning percentage).

Seasons[edit]

This section is accurate as of the end of the 2015 NFL season.

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 Head coach(es)
Finish Wins Losses Ties
1995 1995 NFL NFC West 4th 7 9 0 Dom Capers
1996 1996 NFL NFC West 1st 12 4 0 Won Divisional Playoffs (Cowboys) 26–17
Lost NFC Championship (at Packers) 13–30
Dom Capers (COTY)[2] Dom Capers
1997 1997 NFL NFC West 2nd 7 9 0 Dom Capers
1998 1998 NFL NFC West 4th 4 12 0 Dom Capers
1999 1999 NFL NFC West 2nd 8 8 0 George Seifert
2000 2000 NFL NFC West 3rd 7 9 0 George Seifert
2001 2001 NFL NFC West 5th 1 15 0 George Seifert
2002 2002 NFL NFC South 4th 7 9 0 Julius Peppers (DROTY)[3] John Fox
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 NFC Championship (at Eagles) 14–3
Lost Super Bowl XXXVIII (vs. Patriots) 29–32
John Fox
2004 2004 NFL NFC South 3rd 7 9 0 John Fox
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 NFC Championship (at Seahawks) 14–34
Steve Smith (CPOTY)[4] John Fox
2006 2006 NFL NFC South 2nd 8 8 0 John Fox
2007 2007 NFL NFC South 2nd 7 9 0 John Fox
2008 2008 NFL NFC South 1st 12 4 0 Lost Divisional Playoffs (Cardinals) 13–33 John Fox
2009 2009 NFL NFC South 3rd 8 8 0 John Fox
2010 2010 NFL NFC South 4th 2 14 0 John Fox
2011 2011 NFL NFC South 3rd 6 10 0 Cam Newton (OROTY)[5] Ron Rivera
2012 2012 NFL NFC South 2nd 7 9 0 Luke Kuechly (DROTY)[5] Ron Rivera
2013 2013 NFL NFC South 1st 12 4 0 Lost Divisional Playoffs (49ers) 10–23 Luke Kuechly (DPOTY)
Ron Rivera (COTY)[6]
Ron Rivera
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 (WPMOTY) Ron Rivera
2015 2015 NFL NFC South 1st 15 1 0 Won Divisional Playoffs (Seahawks) 31–24
Won NFC Championship (Cardinals) 49–15
Lost Super Bowl 50 (vs. Broncos) 10–24
Cam Newton (MVP, OPOTY)
Ron Rivera (COTY)
Ron Rivera

All-time records[edit]

Statistic Wins Losses Ties Win%
Carolina Panthers regular season record 166 169 1 .496
Carolina Panthers post-season record 9 7 .563
All-time regular and post-season record 175 176 1 .499

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. ^ a b "NFL History: Awards". CBSSports.com. 2008-06-11. Retrieved 2012-08-17. 
  6. ^ "'NFL Honors' complete list of winners". NFL.com. February 1, 2014. Retrieved February 1, 2014. 

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