Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints 26 to 31

Sunday, January 7, 2018, Wild Card Round

The Panthers began their playoff run on the road against the Saints on Sunday, January 7, 2018. The Saints won, 31-26 and advanced to play Minnesota Vikings. The Panthers finished their season 11-5-0 in the regular season, 0-1 in the playoffs.


Carolina Panthers offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
413 306 107 0 24

Coaches

Head Coach: Ron Rivera Offensive Coordinator: Mike Shula Defensive Coordinator: Steve Wilks Special Teams Coordinator: Thomas McGaughey Running Game Coordinator: John Matsko Quarterbacks Coach: Ken Dorsey Wide Receivers Coach: Lance Taylor Offensive Line Coach: Ray Brown Running Backs Coach: Jim Skipper Tight Ends Coach: Pete Hoener Assistant Quarterbacks Coach: Cameron Turner Assistant Wide Receivers Coach: Jerricho Cotchery Defensive Line Coach: Eric Washington Linebackers Coach: Al Holcomb Safeties Coach: Richard Rodgers Defensive Backs Coach: Jeff Imamura Secondary Coach: Curtis Fuller Assistant Defensive Line Coach: Sam Mills III Assistant Defensive Backs Coach: Richard Rodgers Nickels Coach: Jeff Imamura Assistant Special Teams Coach: Chase Blackburn Strength and Conditioning Coach: Joe Kenn Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach: Jason Benguche Athletic Performance Analyst: Brett Nenaber General Manager: David Gettleman Interim General Manager: Marty Hurney Football Operations Intern: Vincent Rivera Bill Walsh Minority Fellowship: Travelle Wharton


New Orleans Saints offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
410 369 41 1 21

Coaches

Head Coach: Sean Payton Assistant Head Coach: Dan Campbell Offensive Coordinator: Pete Carmichael Jr. Defensive Coordinator: Dennis Allen Special Teams Coordinator: Bradford Banta Quarterbacks Coach: Joe Lombardi Wide Receivers Coach: Curtis Johnson Offensive Line Coach: Dan Roushar Running Backs Coach: Joel Thomas Tight Ends Coach: Dan Campbell Senior Offensive Assistant Coach: Curtis Johnson Assistant Wide Receivers Coach: Ronald Curry Assistant Offensive Line Coach: Brendan Nugent Offensive Assistant Coach: Joseph Brady Defensive Line Coach: Ryan Nielsen Linebackers Coach: Mike Nolan Secondary Coach: Aaron Glenn Senior Defensive Assistant Coach: Peter Giunta Pass Rush Specialist: Brian Young Defensive Assistant Coach: Leigh Torrence, Michael Hodges Assistant Special Teams Coach: Kevin O'Dea Coaching Assistant: Deuce Schwartz, Kevin Petry Head Strength and Conditioning Coach: Dan Dalrymple Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach: Charles Byrd, Rob Wenning Owner: Tom Benson General Manager: Mickey Loomis Executive Vice President: Mickey Loomis Assistant Video Director: Joe Alley Coaching Intern: Darryl Tapp