It’s been six long years since the Carolina Panthers last qualified for the NFL playoffs, with the 2023 season looking like another lost one for fans in the Tar Heel State after suffering eight losses in nine games. Since the team’s last taste of the postseason, when they went 11-5 under then head coach Ron Rivera, the Panthers have failed to win more than seven games in a single season, going 32-61 (.344) during the interim period. Safe to say they would not be a juggernaut across North Carolina sports betting.
Ahead of the Panthers’ December debut on Dec. 3 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the road, BetCarolina.com looked at where Carolina ranks among NFL teams in terms of W-L record in the final calendar month of the year.
With one of the most important months of the NFL season coming up, BetCarolina.com utilized StatMuse.com to find the records of every team since 2013 to find the best to worst teams during December. Note that all teams didn’t participate in the same amount of games, so ranking is based on win percentage.
NFL Records in December Since 2013
Panthers Unlikely To Reverse History This Season
Of the 32 teams in the NFL, the Panthers have posted the 18th best December win percentage, at .487, ranking just behind the .500 Miami Dolphins and ahead of the .476 Atlanta Falcons. Among NFC South teams, Carolina ranks second overall, behind the New Orleans Saints (10th overall, at .561) and ahead of the aforementioned Falcons and Bucs (25th overall, at .395).
This year, Carolina faces the Buccaneers, Saints (Dec. 10), Falcons (Dec. 17), Packers (Dec. 24) and Jaguars (Dec. 31) in the 12th month of the year, before closing the season at home against Tampa Bay on Jan. 7.
With a playoff berth out of the question, the four-week stretch in December will be more about pride than on-field success, with head coach Frank Reich looking to right the ship heading into the 2024 NFL season.
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