The Green Bay Packers are coming off a good 2016 NFL season. The Packers won 10 games and finished 1st in the NFC North. The Green Bay Packers lost to the Atlanta Falcons 44-21 in NFC Championship Game. The Packers will be looking to go deeper in the 2018 NFL playoffs.
Founded in 1921, the Green Bay Packers are a professional football team based in Green Bay, WI who compete in the National Football League (NFL) in the NFC North division. They are the only non-profit, community-owned major league professional sports team based in the United States. The Packers play their home games at Lambeau Field in front of 82,000 fans.
The team was founded by Earl “Curly” Lambeau and George Whitney Calhoun. Although Green Bay is by far the smallest major league professional sports market in North America, its local fan and media base extends 120 miles south into Milwaukee.
The Packers won the first two Super Bowls in 1967 and 1968 and were the only NFL team to defeat the American Football League (AFL) prior to the AFL–NFL merger. The Vince Lombardi Trophy is named after the Packers head coach of the same name, who guided them to their first two Super Bowls. Brett Favre, Willie Davis, Cal Hubbard, and Henry Jordan are a few of the NFL Hall of Famers to play in the Packers organization.
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.