Carolina Panthers History

The Carolina Panthers are in their twenty-eighth season, playing their home games at Bank of America Stadium, in Charlotte, North Carolina since 1996. The Panthers are led by head coach Matt Rhule since 2020.

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Franchise Award Winners

During their existence, they have had two people win Coach of the Year: Dom Capers, (1996); Ron Rivera, (2013 and 2015).

During their careers, multiple players have won awards for the team: Cam Newton won the Most Valuable Player in 2015, the AP Offensive Player of the Year in 2015, and the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2011; Steve Smith won the Comeback Player of the Year in 2005; Luke Kuechly won the AP Defensive Player of the Year in 2013 and the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2012; Julius Peppers won the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2002.

Carolina Panthers by the Decades

1990s

The Carolina Panthers' inaugural season was 1995. During the decade, the Panthers had a record of 38-42-0 during the regular season and 1-1 in the playoffs. They played their home games at Frank Howard Field at Memorial Stadium (1995) and Ericsson Stadium (1996-1999). They won one division title. The Panthers ranked 2nd in the NFC West division with a win percentage of 48%.

2000s

During the decade, the Panthers had a record of 79-81-0 during the regular season and 5-3 in the playoffs. In fact, the seventy-nine wins represents the most wins in a decade for the Panthers. They played their home games at Bank of America Stadium. They won two division titles. The Panthers ranked 7th in the NFC West division with a win percentage of 25% and ranked 1st in the NFC South division with a win percentage of 55%.

2010s

During the decade, the Panthers had a record of 78-81-1 during the regular season and 3-4 in the playoffs. They played their home games at Bank of America Stadium. They won three division titles. The Panthers ranked 3rd in the NFC South division with a win percentage of 49%.

2020s

During the decade, the Panthers had a record of 10-23-0 during the regular season and not a single game in the playoffs. They played their home games at Bank of America Stadium. They won zero division titles. The Panthers ranked 4th in the NFC South division with a win percentage of 30%.

Carolina Panthers Head Coaching History

Head Coach Years Record Win percentage Playoff record
Matt Rhule 2020-2022 10-23-0 30.3% 0-0
Perry Fewell 2019 0-4-0 0.0% 0-0
Ron Rivera 2011-2019 76-63-1 54.6% 3-4
John Fox 2002-2010 73-71-0 50.7% 5-3
George Seifert 1999-2001 16-32-0 33.3% 0-0
Dom Capers 1995-1998 30-34-0 46.9% 1-1

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