Carolina Panthers

3rd NFC South (7-9-0)

Founded: 1995

Stadium: Bank of America Stadium

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Game Averages (2018)

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PTS
23.5(15th)
YDS
373.2(10th)
PASS YDS
239.8(16th)
RUSH YDS
133.5(4th)
(league rank)

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  • Gerald McCoy upset Bucs gave his No. 93 to Suh

    06/20/2019
    Upon his exit from Tampa Bay, Gerald McCoy wasn't going to say anything negative about the Bucs, but once they gave his No. 93 to Ndamukong Suh, who signed a one-year deal, the mood quickly changed.
  • Rivera: Cam Newton's return 'first step of many'

    06/11/2019
    Tuesday marked Cam Newton's return to throwing in front of reporters following the second shoulder surgery of his career in January. The Panthers are already impressed with the QB's progress.
  • McCoy: 'I'll never say anything bad about Tampa'

    06/11/2019
    On the most recent edition of the RapSheet + Friends podcast, Gerald McCoy took a moment to passionately address his tenure with the Buccaneers, who released him on May 20 after nine years of service.
  • Panthers 'giddy' over Cam's new throwing motion

    06/10/2019
    Cam Newton has been throwing for the past month, according to Norv Turner. The Panthers OC says the progress Newton's made in rehab and in the system could make for "a really, really explosive offense."
  • Newton 'pain-free,' to throw at Panthers minicamp

    06/08/2019
    Cam Newton's rapid recovery from offseason shoulder surgery continues, as he's scheduled to throw next week during Panthers minicamp.
  • McCoy on Bruce Arians' criticism: I know who I am

    06/05/2019
    Gerald McCoy signed a one-year deal with the Panthers. On Tuesday, McCoy dismissed the criticisms made by Bruce Arians earlier this year, saying the head coach was never around him.
  • Panthers' McCoy calls new team a 'true contender'

    06/04/2019
    New Panthers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy held his introductory press conference Tuesday and spoke on the factors that led to his decision, including the team's potential as a Super Bowl contender.
  • Staying in the South: McCoy signing with Panthers

    06/04/2019
    Gerald McCoy has made his decision -- and he's staying in the NFC South. The free-agent defensive tackle is signing a one-year deal with the Carolina Panthers worth roughly $8 million.
  • McCoy leaves Ravens sans deal, visiting Panthers

    05/30/2019
    After Gerald McCoy's tour through the AFC North, the free-agent DT remains without a team. The former Buccaneers All-Pro left the Ravens following the conclusion of his visit Wednesday without a deal.
  • DT Gerald McCoy to meet with Ravens on Tuesday

    05/26/2019
    Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, who was recently released by the Buccaneers, spent time Friday visiting with the Cleveland Browns, but left without a contract, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported.
  • Panthers owner details plans for new S.C. facility

    05/22/2019
    Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper provided some details of the team's planned new facility in South Carolina on Tuesday in a conversation with NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.
  • Panthers offered $120M to move team HQ to S.C.

    05/09/2019
    The South Carolina Senate has agreed to provide $120 million in tax breaks to the Carolina Panthers to move their practice fields and team headquarters out of North Carolina.
  • Cam Newton 'feeling great' as he rehabs shoulder

    05/06/2019
    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is recovering after shoulder surgery. He recently provided an update on his status saying that he feels great.
  • Smith, Delhomme to be added to Panthers' Hall

    05/06/2019
    The Panthers are celebrating their legacy. Wide receiver Steve Smith, quarterback Jake Delhomme, tight end Wesley Walls and offensive tackle Jordan Gross are being inducted into Carolina's Hall of Honor.
  • Panthers' Newton excited to have Grier on team

    05/03/2019
    Former West Virginia quarterback Will Grier became the first signal-caller the Panthers drafted since Cam Newton in 2011. So how does the veteran feel about the third-round pick?
Draft 2019 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 16 (16) Burns, Brian EDGE 
Rd 2, Pick 5 (37) Little, Greg T 
Rd 3, Pick 37 (100) Grier, Will QB 
Rd 4, Pick 13 (115) Miller, Christian EDGE 
Rd 5, Pick 16 (154) Scarlett, Jordan RB 
Rd 6, Pick 40 (212) Daley, Dennis T 
Rd 7, Pick 23 (237) Godwin, Terry WR 
Scoreboard more
Mercedes-Benz Superdome - Wk 17 1 2 3 4 T
Carolina Panthers 13 10 7 3 33
New Orleans Saints 0 0 0 14 14
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
P1 Thu, Aug 08 @ Chicago 8:00 PM ET
P2 Fri, Aug 16 Buffalo 7:00 PM ET
P3 Thu, Aug 22 @ New England 7:30 PM ET
P4 Thu, Aug 29 Pittsburgh 7:00 PM ET
1 Sun, Sep 08 Los Angeles Rams 1:00 PM ET
2 Thu, Sep 12 Tampa Bay 8:20 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Postseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
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Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
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Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
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Transactions more
Date Transaction
6/5 Javien Elliott (CB) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
6/4 Gerald McCoy (DT) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
5/29 Kofi Amichia (OG) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
5/17 Aldrick Robinson (WR) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
NFC South more
Team W L T Win %
New Orleans 13 3 0 .813
Atlanta 7 9 0 .438
Carolina 7 9 0 .438
Tampa Bay 5 11 0 .313

Head Coach more

Ron Rivera

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Ron Rivera was named the fourth head coach in Carolina Panthers' history on Jan. 11, 2011.

Rivera served as defensive coordinator for the San Diego Chargers' top-ranked defense in 2010 and playing linebacker for the Chicago Bears' top-ranked defense and Super Bowl XX championship team in 1985.

Rivera worked with the San Diego Chargers from 2007-10. He coached inside linebackers before taking over as the team's defensive coordinator midway through the 2008 season.

With Rivera's guidance, the pass defense steadied itself - intercepting nine passes and yielding 229.6 passing yards per game and 11 touchdown passes over the final eight games. Those numbers contrasted to the first half of the season when San Diego notched just seven picks and was victimized for 265.1 yards per game and 14 touchdowns through the air.

In Rivera's first full season leading the defense in 2009, the Chargers ranked 16th in total defense and 11th against the pass. One of the unit's strengths was playing tough after offensive turnovers, giving up only 44 points, a figure that tied New England for the second-fewest in the NFL.

Those rankings improved in 2010 as San Diego led the NFL with an average of 271.6 total yards allowed per game and gave up a league-low 177.8 passing yards per game. Overall, the Chargers finished in the top five in 11 different defensive statistical categories despite not having any defenders selected to the Pro Bowl.

From 2004-06, Rivera oversaw the Chicago Bears defense, engineering the unit to two top-five finishes in the league. Under Rivera's direction, five different defensive players went to the Pro Bowl: linebacker Lance Briggs, safety Mike Brown, defensive tackle Tommie Harris, linebacker Brian Urlacher and cornerback Nathan Vasher.

In his first season as a defensive coordinator in 2004, Rivera presided over a defense that produced nine more takeaways and 17 more sacks than the previous year and scored a franchise record and NFC high six defensive touchdowns. The Bears also thrived on third down and buckled down inside their own 20-yard line, ranking first in the NFL in third-down efficiency (30.5%) and topping the NFC in red zone defense (42.6%).

The following year, Chicago continued to build on the foundation Rivera laid in 2004. The Bears won their first of two consecutive NFC North titles and stood second in the NFL in total defense. In surrendering the fewest points in the league, Rivera's defense went 43 consecutive quarters without allowing more than seven points - the longest streak in the NFL since 1969. Chicago also led the NFL in red zone defense (32.5%) and rated second in third-down efficiency (31.9%).

During Rivera's last season with the Bears in 2006, the defense paced the NFL with 44 takeaways and finished fifth in the league in total defense and third in scoring defense, helping propel Chicago to the NFC Championship and an appearance in Super Bowl XLI.

Prior to becoming a defensive coordinator, Rivera spent five seasons from 1999-2003 as the linebackers coach for the Philadelphia Eagles, who advanced to the NFC Championship game in each of his final three seasons.

Following his retirement from his playing career, Rivera went into broadcasting. He covered the Bears and college football as a television analyst for WGN and SportsChannel Chicago for four years from 1993-96.

Selected in the second round of the 1984 NFL Draft by Chicago, Rivera played all nine of his pro seasons with the Bears. Primarily an outside linebacker, he appeared in 149 games with 62 starts (including 12 postseason contests with six starts) and posted 392 tackles, 7.5 sacks, five forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, nine interceptions and 15 passes defensed. Rivera was a member of six NFC Central division title teams and a Super Bowl XX championship team in 1985.

As a player, Rivera was known for both his skill and determination on the field and his dedication of time and energy to the community. As a result, he was named the Bears' Man of the Year in 1988 and earned the club's Ed Block Courage Award in 1989.

An All-American at the University of California, Rivera finished his career as the school's all-time leader in sacks with 22 and tackles with 336. As a senior in 1983, he set the Bears' single-season record for sacks with 13 and tackles for loss with 26.5.

Born Jan. 7, 1962 in Fort Ord, Calif., Rivera lived in Germany, Panama, Washington and Maryland before his family settled in Marina, Calif. He attended Seaside High School in Marina and was a three-sport star in football, basketball and baseball.


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  1. Published: Dec. 30, 2018 at 09:51 p.m.

    Carolina Panthers quarterback Kyle Allen throws a deep pass to wide receiver Curtis Samuel, who makes a diving catch at the goal line for a 53-yard touchdown.

  2. Published: Dec. 30, 2018 at 02:20 p.m.

    Carolina Panthers quarterback Kyle Allen tosses his first career TD pass on a perfect throw to tight end Ian Thomas.

  3. Published: Dec. 30, 2018 at 01:46 p.m.

    Carolina Panthers running back Cameron Artis-Payne bursts through a hole and jukes a man to get into the end zone for a 15-yard touchdown.

  4. Published: Dec. 30, 2018 at 01:24 p.m.

    Carolina Panthers quarterback Kyle Allen sneaks into the end zone for a 1-yard touchdown run, which is his first career NFL touchdown.

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