Head Coach: Ron Rivera
The Carolina Panthers compete in NFL as a member of the league’s National Football Conference (NFC) South division. The team’s home stadium is the Bank of America Stadium, located in uptown Charlotte. They are one of the only teams in the league to own the stadium they play in.
Announced as the league’s 29th franchised in 1993, the Panthers first saw the light of the NFL in 1995. The Panthers performed well in their early years, finishing 7-9 in 1995 and 12-04 the following year, claiming the NFC West before losing to Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship match. The Panthers did not have another season until 2003, when they won the NFC Championship Game and qualified for the Super Bowl XXVIII. After the team’s playoff appearances in 2005 and 2008 the Panthers returned to the Super Bowl once again but suffered a loss to the Denver Broncos. In all, the Panthers have reached the playoffs seven times, moving up to four NFC Championship Games and two Super Bowls. They have six division titles under their name, one in the NFC West and the remaining in the NFC South.