Carolina Panthers Among NFL’s Worst Teams in October

Carolina Panthers Among NFL’s Worst Teams in October
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It’s been six long years since the Carolina Panthers last tasted the glory that comes from qualifying for the NFL playoffs, a fact not lost on those gearing up for expanded North Carolina sports betting. With the Frank Reich-coached club sitting at 0-3 for the year after Sunday’s 37-27 rout at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks — it’s worth wondering what the month of October has in store for Carolina this season.  

With the first month of the NFL season ending, utilized to find the records of every NFL team in October since 2018 to find the best to worst teams during the first month of the NFL season. Note that all teams didn’t participate in the same amount of games, so ranking is based on win percentage.  

Keep tabs on this site for updated Panthers playoff chances throughout the season. 

NFL Records In October Since 2018

RankTeamRecordWin %
1New Orleans Saints15-4.789
2Minnesota Vikings14-5.737
3Baltimore Ravens13-6.684
T-4Los Angeles Rams14-7.667
T-4Pittsburgh Steelers12-6.667
T-6Seattle Seahawks13-7.650
T-6Green Bay Packers13-7.650
8New England Patriots14-8.636
T-9Buffalo Bills12-7.632
T-9Tennessee Titans12-7.632
11Kansas City Chiefs13-8.619
12Arizona Cardinals14-9.609
13Indianapolis Colts12-8.600
14Dallas Cowboys11-8.579
15Philadelphia Eagles12-9.571
16Los Angeles Chargers10-8.556
17San Francisco 49ers11-12.478
T-18New York Jets9-12.429
T-18Washington Commanders9-12.429
T-18Atlanta Falcons9-12.429
T-18Tampa Bay Buccaneers9-12.429
T-18Houston Texans9-12.429
23Carolina Panthers9-13.409
24Las Vegas Raiders6-11.353
25Cincinnati Bengals7-13.350
T-26New York Giants7-14.333
T-26Cleveland Browns7-14.333
T-26Denver Broncos7-14.333
29Chicago Bears6-14.300
30Detroit Lions5-13.278
31Miami Dolphins5-14.263
32Jacksonville Jaguars3-17.150

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October Not Kind To Panthers In Recent Years

Since 2018, Carolina has gone 9-13 in October, ranking 23rd out of 32 teams, sandwiched between a handful of teams at 9-12 (Jets, Commanders, Falcons, Bucs, Texans) and the Las Vegas Raiders (6-11). The league’s top teams during the spookiest month of the year are the New Orleans Saints (15-4), Minnesota Vikings (14-5) and Baltimore Ravens (13-6).

Conversely, the worst NFL team in October since 2018 has been the Jacksonville Jaguars, who have posted a lowly 3-17 (.150) record during the month. Looking forward, the Panthers will look to climb the NFL’s October leaderboard this season against the Vikings, Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins and Houston Texans — with the team’s first bye week coming on Oct. 22.  

For Week 4, oddsmakers at BetMGM North Carolina list Carolina as a 3.5-point underdog against Minnesota in Week 4, with a moneyline of +145 for the Panthers. Fans of the club can hope that Reich and his staff can draw up the right mixture of X’s and O’s to get Carolina on the right side of the scoreboard come Sunday afternoon, as the Panthers look to dig themselves out of an early 0-3 hole.  

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Christopher Boan is a lead writer at specializing in covering state issues. He has covered sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years, including stops at, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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