Carolina Panthers, American expert field football crew situated in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Panthers play in the National Football Conference (NFC) of the National Football League (NFL) and have won two gathering titles (2003 and 2015).
The Panthers made their first showing in 1995, when they joined the Jacksonville Jaguars as the NFL's first extension groups since 1976. Carolina turned into the best development establishment allied history when it won 7 of its 16 recreations in its debut season. The group further surpassed desires the next year by winning 12 amusements, fitting the bill for the postseason, and progressing to the NFC title game, in which it lost to the year's possible Super Bowl champion, the Green Bay Packers. The Panthers were not ready to exploit their frightening early run, notwithstanding, and they posted losing records in five of the following six years, including a sad one-win season in 2001 that prompted the enlisting of new group the executives and head mentor John Fox.
Carolina's new administration made a progression of player acquisitions that rapidly remade the group into a contender. The Panthers drafted wide beneficiary Steve Smith and guarded handle Kris Jenkins in 2001, and in 2002 they picked cautious end Julius Peppers with the draft's second generally speaking determination. Likewise, the Panthers marked quarterback Jake Delhomme before the 2003 season, and the group's patched up center drove Carolina to a 11–5 record and a divisional title the accompanying season. In the play-offs, the Panthers beat the Dallas Cowboys, the St. Louis Rams, and the Philadelphia Eagles (the last two out and about) to meet all requirements for the Super Bowl in their second postseason appearance. In the Super Bowl, the Panthers lost a tight challenge to the New England Patriots that was chosen by a Patriots' field objective in the end seconds of the game. Carolina stayed one of the more reliably fruitful groups in the NFL over the rest of the decade, with play-off appearances in 2005 and 2008.
In 2010 the Panthers posted a 2–14 record, and Fox was terminated. The tragic season produced one exceptionally positive result: by uprightness of chronicle the association's most noticeably terrible record, the group had the top generally speaking draft pick in the 2011 NFL draft, which the Panthers used to choose Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Cam Newton. After a couple of periods of average outcomes, Newton drove the Panthers to a divisional title and play-off billet in 2013. The accompanying season Carolina won the generally feeble NFC South, catching the division title with a 7–8–1 record. Nevertheless, the group won its opening make off appearance, before being dispensed with in the accompanying round of the postseason. The accompanying season saw the Panthers post a standout amongst the best normal season records in NFL history (15–1) on the way to catching the second meeting title in group history, yet the Panthers' season at last finished in frustration with a misfortune to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. The next year the Panthers experienced a "Super Bowl headache" and won only six recreations, completing with the most noticeably awful record in their division. The Panthers ricocheted in 2017, winning 11 recreations to fit the bill for the play-offs, which brought about a misfortune in the opening round. It was a fleeting turnaround, be that as it may, as Carolina completed the 2018 season with a 7–9 record.