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Bank of America Stadium (formerly Ericsson Stadium), the Panthers home stadium since September 14, 1996

This is a list of seasons completed by the Carolina Panthers American football franchise of the National Football League (NFL). The list documents the season-by-season records of the Panthers' franchise from 1995 to the end of the latest completed season, including postseason records, and league awards for individual players or head coaches. The Panthers, along with the Jacksonville Jaguars, joined the NFL as 1995 expansion teams.[1] The franchise home city is Charlotte, North Carolina.[1]

As of the end of the 2012 season, the Panthers have played nearly three hundred games in a total of 18 seasons, all of which were in the NFL. In those games, the team has appeared in one Super Bowl, Super Bowl XXXVIII, and lost. That year was also the only NFC Championship win in three appearances. The franchise has won three Division Championships and one Conference Championship.

The franchise has never experienced consecutive winning seasons; every winning season has followed and preceded a losing or .500 season. The best year was the 2003 NFL season, in which the team, under the direction of then second-year John Fox, won the NFC South division for the first time in franchise history. The Panthers had five wins compared to one loss in division play. In the first postseason game, the Panthers beat the Cowboys 29–10 at Bank of America Stadium, in Charlotte. The team then traveled to St. Louis, Missouri to compete against the St. Louis Rams in the Divisional playoff game; the team won 29–23 in the second overtime. For the National Football Conference Championship, the Panthers beat the Philadelphia Eagles 14–3. The team lost by a last-second field goal to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVIII, 32-29.[2][3]

The team's worst season came two years before in 2001. The team won only one game while losing 15. The only win came in Week 1 against the Minnesota Vikings. The team then lost every other game (a then NFL record 15 straight), and came in last in the NFC West, which led to the eventual firing of the team's second head coach, George Seifert, who finished with a record of 16-32 in his three-year tenure with the Panthers.[2][4] Overall, the franchise has had four winning seasons, ten losing seasons, and three 8–8 seasons.

For complete team history, see History of the Carolina Panthers.


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 (Packers) 30–13
Dom Capers (COY)[5]
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 Peppers (DROY)[6]
2003 2003 NFL NFC South 1st 11 5 0 Won Wild Card Playoffs (Cowboys) 29–10
Won Divisional Playoffs (Rams) 29–23 (2OT)
Won Conference Championship (Eagles) 14–3
Lost Super Bowl XXXVIII (Patriots) 32–29
2004 2004 NFL NFC South 3rd 7 9 0
2005 2005 NFL NFC South 2nd 11 5 0 Won Wild Card Playoffs (Giants) 23–0
Won Divisional Playoffs (Bears) 29–21
Lost Conference Championship (Seahawks) 34–14
Steve Smith (CBPOY)[7]
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) 33–13
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 Newton (OROY)[8]
2012 2012 NFL NFC South 2nd 7 9 0 Luke Kuechly (DROY)[9]

All-time recordsEdit

Statistic Wins Losses Ties Win%
Carolina Panthers regular season record 132 156 0 .458
Carolina Panthers post-season record 6 4 .600
All-time regular and post-season record 138 160 0 .461


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Team History". Carolina Panthers. Pro Football Hall of Fame. 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-16.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Carolina Panthers". 2007-08-31. Retrieved 2008-03-16.
  3. "2003 Carolina Panthers". Carolina Panthers. Sports Reference, LLC. 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-16.
  4. "2001 Carolina Panthers". Carolina Panthers. Sports Reference, LLC. 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-16.
  5. "Coach of the Year". NFL - History. CBS Sports. 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-25.
  6. "Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year". NFL - History. CBS Sports. 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-25.
  7. Alder, James (2008). "NFL Comeback Player of the Year". Annual NFL Awards. Associated Press. Retrieved 2008-03-25.
  8. "NFL History: Awards". 2008-06-11. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
  9. "NFL History: Awards". 2008-06-11. Retrieved 2012-08-17.


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