The Carolina Panthers placed 4th in the NFC South in 2016 with 6 wins and 10 losses. The Panthers struggled throughout the 2016 season with injuries and lost of star players via Free Agency and retirement. The Carolina Panthers are looking for a great 2017 NFL season under the leadership of Cam Newton and make another run to Super Bowl LII.
Founded in 1996, the Carolina Panthers are a professional football team based in Charlotte, NC. The Panthers compete in the National Football League (NFL in the league’s National Football Conference (NFC) South division against rivals like Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Panthers play their home NFL games at the Bank of America Stadium in front of 75,000 football fans.
The Panthers played well in their first two years, finishing 7–9 in 1995 (an all-time best for an NFL expansion team’s first season) and 12–4 the following year, winning the NFC West before ultimately losing to the eventual Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game. They did not have another winning season until 2003, when they won the NFC Championship Game and reached Super Bowl XXXVIII, losing 32–29 to the New England Patriots. Reggie White, Bill Polian, and Kevin Greene are just a few of the NFL Hall of Famers to come through the organization.
The New Orleans Saints are coming off a 7 game winning season 2016. The Saints finished 3rd in the NFC South. Led by quarterback, Drew Brees, the Saints are looking for a better record and leadership in the 2017-18 NFL season.
Founded in 1967, the New Orleans Saints are a professional football team based in New Orleans, LA. The Saints compete in the National Football League (NFL) in the NFC South division against rivals Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The name “Saints” is an allusion to November 1 being All Saints Day in the Catholic faith, New Orleans’ large Catholic population, and the spiritual “When the Saints Go Marching In”, which is strongly associated with New Orleans and often sung by fans at games. For most of their first 20 years, the Saints were barely competitive, only getting to .500 twice. In 1987, they finished 12–3—their first-ever winning season—and qualified for the NFL playoffs for the first time in franchise history. The 2009 season was a historic one for the Saints. Winning a franchise-record 13 games, they qualified for Super Bowl XLIV and defeated the AFC champion Indianapolis Colts 31–17. To date, it is the only Super Bowl championship that they have won, and as it is the only Super Bowl the Saints have appeared in.