Carolina Panthers

3rd NFC South (--)

Founded: 1995

Stadium: Bank of America Stadium

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Game Averages (2017)

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PTS
23.1(15th)
YDS
343.7(19th)
PASS YDS
230.3(21st)
RUSH YDS
113.4(10th)
(league rank)

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  • Cam: I don't always need to be the playmaker

    06/27/2017
    The Carolina Panthers added RB Christian McCaffrey and WR Curtis Samuel in the 2017 NFL Draft. Cam Newton says the revamped offense is alleviating pressure off of his shoulders.
  • Newton starts throwing again for Panthers

    06/26/2017
    Stop the presses: Cam Newton threw his first football since undergoing offseason shoulder surgery. The Panthers took advantage of the moment by producing a hype video of it.
  • Cam Newton: I'm only missing a Super Bowl title

    06/25/2017
    The most disappointing season of his professional career has led to an offseason of self-reflection for Cam Newton. And now the Panthers quarterback has his sights on getting back to the Super Bowl.
  • Cam flexes veteran status on McCaffrey

    06/16/2017
    Cam Newton had some fun with Christian McCaffrey after Panthers practice Thursday. The quarterback told the exciting Carolina rookie to step aside while he fielded questions from media first.
  • Roundup: McCaffrey returns to practice

    06/15/2017
    For the first time since rookie minicamp, Christian McCaffrey participated in Panthers practice on Thursday and was reportedly thrown right into the fire.
  • Report: Olsen seeks revamped deal

    06/13/2017
    Greg Olsen is reportedly seeking a raise after three consecutive Pro Bowl seasons. Might the Panthers reward their start tight end as the Patriots recently did with Rob Gronkowski?
  • Olsen: Kuechly 'as physically ready' as I've seen him

    06/13/2017
    One forgotten storyline at Panthers camp is Luke Kuechly's return in the wake of a season-ending concussion. Greg Olsen has seen a rejuvenated Kuechly in offseason practices.
  • Minicamp roundup: Rams DE Quinn had minor thumb procedure

    06/13/2017
    Los Angeles Rams defensive end Robert Quinn underwent a minor procedure on his thumb, but he should be fine to participate in next month's training camp, coach Sean McVay says.
  • Cam will not throw during Panthers minicamp

    06/13/2017
    While Ron Rivera said last week he anticipated Cam Newton throwing at Panthers minicamp this week, it turns out the quarterback won't throw after all.
  • Injuries: Trufant (pectoral) back at Falcons OTAs

    06/06/2017
    Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant was back on the field at organized team activities. It was the veteran corner's first action since undergoing surgery to mend a torn pectoral.
  • Ryan Kalil spoofs Cam's birthday music video

    06/05/2017
    Last month Cam Newton celebrated his 28th birthday with a huge party in Costa Rica and his own music video. Ryan Kalil decided to poke a little fun at the star QB with a music video party of his own.
  • Injuries: Panthers CB Bradberry fractures wrist

    06/06/2017
    The Panthers are down a starting cornerback for at least a month. James Bradberry, the team's 2016 second-round pick, suffered a wrist fracture that will put him in a cast for six weeks.
  • Rivera: Cam to begin throwing next week

    06/05/2017
    Cam Newton will commence throwing next week for the first time since undergoing shoulder surgery in March. Ron Rivera said Monday he anticipates Newton throwing on the side next week.
Draft 2017 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 8 (8) McCaffrey, Christian RB 
Rd 2, Pick 8 (40) Samuel, Curtis WR 
Rd 2, Pick 32 (64) Moton, Taylor OG 
Rd 3, Pick 13 (77) Hall, Daeshon DE 
Rd 5, Pick 8 (152) Elder, Corn CB 
Rd 6, Pick 8 (192) Armah, Alex FB 
Rd 7, Pick 15 (233) Butker, Harrison K 
Scoreboard more
Raymond James Stadium - Wk 17 1 2 3 4 T
Carolina Panthers 7 0 3 6 16
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3 0 7 7 17
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
P1 Wed, Aug 09 Houston 7:30 PM ET
P2 Sat, Aug 19 @ Tennessee 3:00 PM ET
P3 Thu, Aug 24 @ Jacksonville 7:30 PM ET
P4 Thu, Aug 31 Pittsburgh 7:30 PM ET
1 Sun, Sep 10 @ San Francisco 4:25 PM ET
2 Sun, Sep 17 Buffalo 1:00 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
5/30 Efe Obada (DE) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
5/18 Toby Johnson (DT) Assigned via Waivers (assigned via waivers).
5/3 Zach Moore (DE) Assigned via Waivers (assigned via waivers).
5/2 Jake Rodgers (OT) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
NFC South more
Team W L T Win %
Tampa Bay 0 0 0 .000
New Orleans 0 0 0 .000
Carolina 0 0 0 .000
Atlanta 0 0 0 .000

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: Jan. 2, 2017 at 09:07 a.m.

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton connects with WR Kelvin Benjamin for the TD.

  2. Published: Jan. 1, 2017 at 04:02 p.m.

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton finds WR Kelvin Benjamin for a 47-yard gain.

  3. Published: Jan. 1, 2017 at 03:07 p.m.

    Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton finds WR Ted Ginn Jr. for 39 yards.

  4. Published: Jan. 1, 2017 at 01:52 p.m.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston gets hit while rolling out and fumbles.

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