Panthers Super Bowl Record & Complete Playoff History



A relatively new franchise, the Carolina Panthers are still seeking their first Super Bowl title.

That doesn’t mean they haven’t been close.

In 1996, just their second year in existence, the Panthers, led by Kerry Collins, started the season 5-4 then reeled off eight straight wins to advance to the NFC Conference Championship before falling to the Green Bay Packers. Seven years later, they made it to Super Bowl XXXVIII but fell three points short against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. Two seasons ago, they earned a first-round bye but lost in the divisional round to the San Francisco 49ers.

Overall, in 21 seasons, Carolina is 9-6 in 15 playoff games. They’ve been to the divisional round seven times, the conference championship four times and this will mark their second appearance in the Super Bowl. Here’s a complete look at their history:

Panthers Playoff History

1996 Playoffs

Divisional Round: 26-17 W vs. Dallas Cowboys

Conference Championship: 30-13 L vs. Green Bay Packers

2003 Playoffs

Wild-Card Round: 29-10 W vs. Dallas Cowboys

Divisional Round: 29-23 W vs. St. Louis Rams

Conference Championship: 14-3 W vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Super Bowl: 32-29 L vs. New England Patriots

2005 Playoffs

Wild-Card Round: 23-0 W vs. New York Giants

Divisional Round: 29-21 W vs. Chicago Bears

Conference Championship: 34-14 L vs. Seattle Seahawks

2008 Playoffs

Divisional Round: 33-13 L vs. Arizona Cardinals

2013 Playoffs

Divisional Round: 23-10 L vs. San Francisco 49ers

2014 Playoffs

Wild-Card Round: 27-16 W vs. Arizona Cardinals

Divisional Round: 31-17 L vs. Seattle Seahawks

2015 Playoffs

Divisional Round: 31-24 W vs. Seattle Seahawks

Conference Championship: 49-15 W vs. Arizona Cardinals

Super Bowl: TBD vs. Denver Broncos