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Carolina Panthers
Panthers helmet Panthers 2012
Helmet Logo
Information
League NFL NFL
Conference NFC NFC
Division NFC South
Established 1995
Home field Bank of America Stadium
City Charlotte, North Carolina
Uniforms
Panthers color uniform Panthers white uniform Panthers alternate uniform
Color White Alternate
Championships
League
0
None
Super Bowls
Lombardi Trophy logo gray 0
None
Conference
Conference Championship logo2 2
2003 • 2015
Division
6
1996 • 2003 • 2008
2013 • 2014 • 2015

The Carolina Panthers are a professional football team based in Charlotte, North Carolina, representing the states of North Carolina and South Carolina. They are members of the National Football League (NFL) as part of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the NFC South division. The Panthers play home games at Bank of America Stadium.

The Panthers, along with the Jacksonville Jaguars, joined the NFL as expansion teams in 1995. Current Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator, Dom Capers, was the team's first head coach and engineered the Panthers to the NFC Championship game the following season, but fell to the Packers 30–13, who went on to win Super Bowl XXXI that season.

Carolina have one NFC Conference Championship to their credit, earning a trip Super Bowl XXXVIII during the 2003 season, but lost to the New England Patriots, 32–29, after a last second field goal.

Among head-to-head contests against Green Bay, the Packers hold the edge, 8-4 (with the 1996 NFC Championship game included).

NFL Team historyEdit

FoundingEdit

In 1987, former Baltimore Colts player Jerry Richardson met with a group of potential backers to discuss the possibility of bringing an NFL expansion team to the Carolina region.

In 1992, the NFL released the list of five areas open to a potential NFL team: Baltimore, St. Louis, Memphis, Jacksonville, and the Carolinas, represented by Charlotte. On October 26, 1993, the league announced that the owners had unanimously voted for the Carolinas to receive the 29th franchise, the first new NFL team since 1976 (Jacksonville was named the 30th team a month later).

Panthers team president Mark Richardson, the son of team owner Jerry, chose the Panthers nickname. As he stated:

"(Panthers is) a name our family thought signifies what we thought a team should be: powerful, sleek and strong."

Richardson also chose the 1995 expansion team’s color scheme of black, blue, and silver. The Panthers logo consists of the head of a black snarling panther outlined in blue. It is shaped to resemble the combined borders of North and South Carolina.

MembershipEdit

League affiliations
NFL National Football League (1995-present)

AchievementsEdit

Achievements
AP Most Valuable Player Offensive Player of the Year Defensive Player of the Year Super Bowl MVP
2015 Newton1 Cam Newton 2015 Newton1 Cam Newton 2013 Kuechly1 Luke Kuechly

RivalryEdit

The first contest between Carolina and the Green Bay Packers was the 1996 NFC Championship game at Lambeau Field for the opportunity to represent the NFC in Super Bowl XXXI. This marked the third and last time the Packers played an opposing team for the first time in the playoffs (first was the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl I and then the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl II). Behind the arm of quarterback Brett Favre, the Packers won the game 30-13 to return to the Super Bowl for the first time since Super Bowl II during the 1967 season.

In head-to-head contests between Carolina and the Packers, the Packers hold the overall edge, 8-4.

Panthers
Packers
Carolina Panthers vs. Green Bay Packers
Packers lead series 8–4
Season Date Winning team Score Stadium Series Box
1996 NFC Championship logo small Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 30–13 Lambeau Field 1–0 Football icon
1997 Dec. 14 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 31–10 Bank of America Stadium 2–0 Football icon
1998 Sep. 27 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 37–30 Bank of America Stadium 3–0 Football icon
1999 Dec. 12 Panthers helmet Carolina Panthers L 31–33 Lambeau Field 3–1 Football icon
2000 Nov. 27 Panthers helmet Carolina Panthers L 14–31 Bank of America Stadium 3–2 Football icon
2001 Sep. 30 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 28–7 Lambeau Field 4–2 Football icon
2002 Sep. 29 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 17–14 Lambeau Field 5–2 Football icon
2004 Sep. 13 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 24–14 Lambeau Field 6–2 Football icon
2005 Oct. 3 Panthers helmet Carolina Panthers L 29–32 Bank of America Stadium 6–3 Football icon
2007 Nov. 18 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 31–17 Lambeau Field 7–3 Football icon
2008 Nov. 30 Panthers helmet Carolina Panthers L 31–35 Lambeau Field 7–4 Football icon
2011 Sep. 18 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers W 30–23 Bank of America Stadium 8–4 Football icon

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