Carolina Panthers Betting Guide in North Carolina: News, Schedule, Games & Roster

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Bank of America Stadium in 2022

The Carolina Panthers 2023-24 season was marked by challenges on and off the field. Before the league calendar even flipped over, the Panthers were making their third head coaching hire in four years, signing recently fired Colts head coach Frank Reich to a four-year contract. 

Hopes started out high when GM Scott Fitterer traded for the No. 1 overall draft pick to select 2021 Heisman winner Bryce Young. Young was soon named the starting QB and was one of the favorites to win Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Once the season started, however, things quickly went downhill. The team started the season 0-6, and Reich was fired after just 11 games. Special teams coordinator Chris Tabor was named interim head coach. The Panthers are on the hook to pay Reich $25,000 per day until 2026. 

To make matters worse, team owner David Tepper came under fire for throwing his drink at a fan in a shutout Week 17 loss.

The team went on to finish just 2-15 with the worst record in the NFL and fired Fitterer at the end of the season. Thanks to the trade to get Young in 2023, the Panthers don't own a first-round draft pick in 2024. 

The front office will look brand new with GM Dan Morgan running the show and head coach Dave Canales leading the team on the field.

πŸ† Super Bowl Wins:0
🏈 Super Bowl Appearances:2
πŸ“Š 2023-24 Record:2-15
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Latest Panthers News April 2024

  • πŸ“… March 15, 2024: The Panthers sign safety Jordan Fuller to a one-year deal.
  • πŸ“… March 14, 2024: Pass rusher D.J. Wonnum agrees to sign with the Panthers on a two-year, $12.5M deal.
  • πŸ“… March 12, 2024: The Panthers trade for Steelers WR Diontae Johnson. The Panthers also sign DT A'Shawn Robinson and LB Josey Jewell.
  • πŸ“… March 11, 2024: The Panthers trade franchise-tagged LB Brian Burns to the Giants in exchange for 2025 second- and fifth-round draft picks. Other notable departures include WRs DJ Chark and Laviska Shenault; TE Hayden Hurst; LBs Kamu Grugier-Hill, Deion Jones and Frankie Luvu; EDGE Yetur Gross-Matos; and DBs Shaquill Griffin, C.J. Henderson, Jeremy Chinn and Vonn Bell.
  • πŸ“… March 11, 2024: The Panthers sign guards Damien Lewis and Robert Hunt, as well as re-sign CB Troy Hill and long snapper JJ Jansen
  • πŸ“… March 4, 2024: North Carolina FanDuel announces a multi-year partnership with the Panthers.
  • πŸ“… Feb. 27, 2024: The Panthers will raise overall ticket prices by over 4% in 2024.
  • πŸ“… Feb. 15, 2024: The Panthers name Nathan Carroll, son of Pete Carroll, as the new passing game coordinator.
  • πŸ“… Jan. 25, 2024: The Panthers hire Bucs OC Dave Canales as their new head coach.
  • πŸ“… Jan. 22, 2024: The Panthers hire Dan Morgan to be their next GM/President of Football Operations. 
  • πŸ“… Jan. 11, 2024: The Panthers are announced as the home team for next season's game in Munich, Germany.
  • πŸ“… Jan. 8, 2024: The Panthers fire GM Scott Fitterer after three years.
  • πŸ“… Jan. 2, 2024: Panthers owner David Tepper is fined $300K by the league for "unacceptable conduct" in a loss to the Jaguars.
  • πŸ“† Dec. 3, 2023: The Panthers are eliminated from playoff contention.
  • πŸ“† Nov. 27, 2023: The Panthers fire head coach Frank Reich after a 1-10 record and name Chris Tabor interim head coach.
  • πŸ“† Nov. 15, 2023: Reich relieves offensive coordinator Thomas Brown from playcalling duties and assumes them himself.
  • πŸ“† Oct. 29, 2023: The Panthers get their first win of the season in Week 8 vs. the Texans.
  • πŸ“† Oct. 16, 2023: The Panthers announce that offensive coordinator Thomas Brown will be calling the offensive plays from this point forward, relieving Reich of the duties.
  • πŸ“† July 26, 2023: The Panthers name Young as their newest starting QB.
  • πŸ“† April 27-29, 2023: The Panthers select Alabama QB Bryce Young with the No. 1 pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. Other draft picks include WR Jonathan Mingo (Round 2), LB D.J. Johnson (Round 3), OG Chandler Zavala (Round 4), and S Jammie Robinson (Round 5).
  • πŸ“† March 10, 2023: The Panthers trade the No. 9 and No. 61 picks in the 2023 NFL Draft, as well as 2024 and 2025 picks, and WR D.J. Moore to the Chicago Bears in exchange for the first overall pick.
  • πŸ“† Jan. 6, 2023: The Panthers hire Frank Reich as their new head coach.
  • πŸ“† October 10, 2022: The Panthers fire head coach Matt Rhule after a 26-40 record through four seasons and name Steve Wilks interim head coach.

Carolina Panthers 2023-2024 Odds & Team Projections

The Panthers weren't expected to do too much in the 2023-24 NFL season, but there were some reasons for hope. The team had a new head coach, a Heisman-winning QB, and veteran acquisitions in free agency. It was meant to be the dawn of a new era for Carolina.

The rebuilding 2023 Carolina Panthers entered the regular season with tempered expectations. The Panthers Super Bowl odds were listed at +8000 to start the season, which translated to a 1.2% implied probability. By that measure, the Panthers met North Carolina sportsbooks' expectations, but the season still felt like a massive step backward for the organization.

With no first-round pick in 2024 and no playoffs to look forward to, Panthers fans may be in for a long offseason. Suffice to say, fans of the Panthers should have their expectations tempered for 2023 and beyond.

Carolina Panthers Schedule 2024-25

The Carolina Panthers opponents for the 2024-25 NFL season are set, even though their exact schedule won't be released until May.

  • 🏠 Home Opponents: Falcons, Saints, Buccaneers, Giants, Cowboys, Cardinals, Chiefs, Chargers, Bengals
  • ✈️ Away Opponents: Falcons, Saints, Buccaneers, Eagles, Commanders, Bears, Broncos, Raiders

The Panthers finished last season with the worst record in the NFL (2-15). Their only wins came against the Texans and Falcons.

How to Watch the Carolina Panthers

Now that the Panthers season is over, you'll have to wait until the 2024-25 full schedule drops for broadcast and streaming data. Local broadcast partners for the NFL include CBS and FOX, so you'll find non-primetime Panthers games in your area on one of those two networks.

Sunday Night Football will be on NBC and its streaming platform Peacock. Monday Night Football will remain on ESPN. The exclusive streaming rights for Thursday Night Football now belong to Amazon Prime Video.

If out of the broadcast area, Carolina Panthers fans will need to subscribe to NFL Sunday Ticket to watch non-primetime Panthers games. YouTube TV is now the only way to access NFL Sunday Ticket.

Some legal sports betting apps in North Carolina may have local Panthers games available to stream as well now that they have launched.

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How to Get Carolina Panthers Tickets

The most direct method is to purchase tickets to Carolina Panthers games is through the team's official website and their Official Ticket Marketplace, Ticketmaster. Fans can browse available seats for upcoming games at Bank of America Stadium and purchase online.

Another option is to visit an online ticket resale marketplace like VividSeats or StubHub. These sites allow fans to shop for previously purchased tickets being resold by other individuals. 

Memberships and packages are also available through the Panthers Ticketing office for season tickets or multi-game deals.

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Carolina Panthers Stadium

Carolina Panthers home games take place at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. With a capacity of over 75,000, the open-air stadium was specifically designed for NFL games. 

Opened in 1996, Bank of America Stadium has undergone many renovations since 2014 to enhance the fan experience. Upgrades have included: new escalators to whisk fans to upper levels, new video scoreboard, and refinements to suites. Additional improvements have focused on concourse amenities, such as LED lighting, digital signage and menu boards.

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Get to Know the Carolina Panthers Team

The Carolina Panthers joined the NFL as an expansion team in 1993 and played their first season in 1995, highlighted by their defeat of the reigning Super Bowl champs San Francisco 49ers. 

Since their inaugural season, the Panthers have won 6 division titles, made 8 playoff appearances, reached 2 Super Bowls in 2004 and 2016, and enjoyed a 5-year stretch from 2013-2017 where they tied for the most playoff berths in the NFC. 

Since 2019, however, the Panthers have fired three head coaches, including Ron Rivera, Matt Rhule and Frank Reich.

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Carolina Panthers Front Office

  • GM Dan Morgan
  • Head Coach Dave Canales
  • Owner Dave Tepper

Dave Canales, former Buccaneers offensive coordinator, will be the latest Panthers head coach. He was hired almost exactly a year after Frank Reich was brought on board. Reich was fired after 11 games, and special teams coordinator Chris Tabor replaced him to finish out the season.

The Panthers hired Dan Morgan, the team's 2001 first-round draft pick, as their new general manager. He worked in the player personnel departments of the Seahawks and Bills previously.

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2023 Carolina Panthers Offense

Here's a recap of the Panthers offensive standings for the 2023-24 season:

🏈 Total Yds/Game265.3 (32nd)
πŸ’¨ Total Pass Yds/Game161.2 (32nd)
πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈTotal Rush Yds/Game104.1 (20th)
πŸ™Œ Points Scored/Game13.9 (31st)
⚑️ ESPN Offensive Power Index-7.3 (29th)
πŸ’ͺ ESPN FPI Offensive Efficiency20.2 (30th)
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The Panthers ranked in the bottom half of the league in nearly every major offensive stat category. They had the fewest yards per passing attempt (5.5) and yards per reception (9.3) in the NFL, and tied for 24th in yards per carry with just 4. 

Bryce Young threw 10 interceptions, which was tied for 13th-highest among all NFL passers by the end of the season.

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2023 Carolina Panthers Defense

🏈 Total Yds Allowed/Game293.9 (4th)
πŸ’¨ Passing Yds Allowed/Game171.5 (3rd)
πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ Rush Yds Allowed/Game122.4 (24th)
πŸ™Œ Points Allowed/Game24.5 (29th)
⚑️ ESPN Defensive Power Index-1.7 (27th)
πŸ’ͺ ESPN FPI Defensive Efficiency45.5 (6th)
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Despite allowing the fourth-fewest total yards per game, the Panthers gave up the fourth-most points during the regular season. That means two things:

  1. Opponents scored at a high percentage. In fact the Panthers allowed a touchdown on 37.7% of defensive drives, which was 11th-highest in the league.
  2. The Panthers offense was responsible for giving away some possessions and points while the defense watched from the sidelines. Bryce Young threw three pick-sixes, and the Panthers as a team lost 10 of 24 fumbles this season.
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Carolina Panthers Roster

Let's take a look at how the Panthers roster looks after the first round of free agency.

Quarterbacks

  • Bryce Young
  • Andy Dalton

Another season brought about another new starting quarterback for the Carolina Panthers: rookie Bryce Young. Since Cam Newton was released in 2020, the Panthers have had a new starting quarterback each year: Teddy Bridgewater, Sam Darnold, Baker Mayfield. The hope is that Young ends the quarterback carousel.

Young could not have asked for a better mentor and backup QB in Andy Dalton, who will be tasked with teaching Young the ropes in the NFL. After playing nine seasons for the Cincinnati Bengals and leading them to the playoffs five season, Dalton has since bounced around to the Cowboys, Bears, and Saints. 

He was the Saints starting QB last season, but decided to sign with the Panthers for the possibility of starting while also grooming the next long-term quarterback for Carolina.

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Running Backs

  • Raheem Blackshear
  • Mike Boone
  • Spencer Brown
  • Tarik Cohen
  • Chuba Hubbard
  • Mikes Sanders

Chuba Hubbard joined the Panthers as a fourth-round pick in 2021 after a prolific career at Oklahoma State. As a rookie, he served as the primary backup to Christian McCaffrey, rushing for over 500 yards in 10 starts when McCaffrey was injured. In 2022, Hubbard totaled 678 yards from scrimmage and 3 touchdowns. 

He took over for Miles Sanders as RB1 midway through the 2023 season.

Sanders was drafted by the Eagles in 2019 after a standout college career at Penn State. As a rookie, Sanders rushed for 818 yards and 3 touchdowns while adding 50 catches for 509 receiving yards and 3 more scores, earning him a spot on the PFWA All-Rookie Team. Over the next three seasons from 2020-2022, Sanders remained the lead back for the Eagles, topping 750 rushing yards each year and scoring a career-high 9 touchdowns in 2021. 

Known for his quick cutting ability and receiving skills out of the backfield, Sanders helped the Eagles reach the playoffs in each of his four seasons with the team. His best year came in 2022 when he ran for over 1,200 yards in 15 games and went on to win Super Bowl LVII with Philadelphia. Sanders signed a one-year deal with the Panthers for the 2023 season.

Raheem Blackshear entered the league in 2022 as an undrafted free agent from Virginia Tech, with the Panthers signing him away from the Bills practice squad. Blackshear flashed his speed and pass-catching ability out of the backfield for the Panthers as a rookie, compiling 168 rushing yards, 223 receiving yards, and 2 total touchdowns despite limited touches.

Wide Receivers & Tight Ends

  • WR Jalen Camp
  • WR Diontae Johnson
  • WR Terrace Marshall Jr.
  • TE Jordan Matthews
  • WR Jonathan Mingo
  • WR David Moore
  • TE Chris Pierce
  • WR Cam Sims
  • WR Ihmir Smith-Marsette
  • WR Mike Strachan
  • TE Stephen Sullivan
  • WR Adam Thielen
  • TE Ian Thomas
  • TE Tommy Tremble

The Panthers wide receiver room featured a mix of veterans and young talent. Adam Thielen was signed by the Panthers in the 2023 offseason after 8 highly productive seasons in Minnesota with over 5,000 yards and two Pro Bowls. 

Rookie Jonathan Mingo will aim for a larger role going froward to maximise his speed and physicality. Ihmir Smith-Marsette, acquired via trade right before "cut day," had his promising Vikings rookie campaign cut short by injury in 2022.

Ian Thomas has been with Carolina since 2018 and had his best production as a receiver in 2021, but has been used primarily as a blocking tight end ever since. Tommy Tremble flashed as a run blocker as a rookie in 2021 and will look for a bigger pass-catching role. 

Offensive Line

  • Guard Brady Christensen
  • Guard Austin Corbett
  • Guard J.D. DiRenzo
  • OT Ikem Ekwonu
  • Guard Robert Hunt
  • Guard Nash Jensen
  • OT Ricky Lee
  • Guard Damien Lewis
  • Guard Cade Mays
  • Guard Chandler Zavala
  • OT Ilm Manning
  • OT Taylor Moton
  • OT Yosh Nijman
  • OT Badara Traore

The Panthers offensive line was led by 2023 team captain Taylor Moton. Moton has been a fixture at right tackle for five seasons after being drafted by Carolina in 2017 and signing a four-year extension in 2021. His bookend is left tackle Ikem Ekwonu, Carolina's first-round pick in 2022 who started 16 games at left tackle last year as a rookie. 

The last member of the starting unit is Cade Mays, drafted in the 6th round last year.

This group is backed up by position-flexible linemen who are mostly promising but inexperienced. Ricky Lee joined Carolina as an undrafted free agent in 2022 but has mostly been on the team's practice squad. Nash Jensen, an undrafted free agent, has impressed so much that he nabbed a spot on the 53-man active roster after cut day. 

Defensive Line

  • DT Derrick Brown
  • DE K'Lavon Chaisson
  • DT LaBryan Ray
  • DT A'Shawn Robinson
  • DE Nick Thurman
  • DT Shy Tuttle
  • DE Raequan Williams
  • DE D.J. Wonnum

Derrick Brown anchored the Panthers defensive line after being drafted No. 7 overall by Carolina in 2020. The disruptive DT has started every game in his three seasons, tallying 177 tackles and 10.5 sacks. Shy Tuttle joined the Panthers as an undrafted free agent in 2019 and emerged as a solid rotational DT, compiling 80 tackles and 2 sacks over four seasons. 

Brown is the standout as a penetrating interior force, while Tuttle provides valuable veteran presence to round out the defensive tackle group. Together they account for a significant portion of Carolina's interior pass rush and run stopping up the middle.

LaBryan Ray and Nick Thurman are young defensive linemen looking to secure roles in the Panthers' defensive line rotation. Ray had a productive career at Alabama but missed his entire rookie season with the Eagles in 2022 due to injury. Both Ray and Thurman will compete for backup snaps behind Brown and Tuttle. 

The Panthers are looking for Ray and Thurman to emerge as reliable depth pieces along the interior defensive line.

Linebackers

  • OLB AmarΓ© Barno
  • LB Claudin Cherelus
  • OLB DJ Johnson
  • ILB Josey Jewell
  • OLB Eku Leota
  • LB Shaq Thompson
  • LB Luiji Vilain
  • LB Chandler Wooten

DJ Johnson and AmarΓ© Barno make up the young depth at outside linebacker. 

Johnson joined the Panthers as an undrafted free agent in 2021 and appeared in 15 games last season, recording 16 tackles. Barno was drafted in 2022 and showed promise as a developmental pass rusher. Johnson and Barno have upside upside as they aim to establish themselves as reliable depth pieces.

Chandler Wooten and Claudin Cherelus are young linebackers seeking to establish themselves on the Panthers' defense. Wooten joined Carolina as an undrafted free agent in 2022 after a standout career at Auburn. 

Cherelus was signed by the Panthers in 2023 after playing at Boston College. An athletic and instinctive linebacker, Cherelus will look to impress in training camp and contend for a backup role. 

With the starters entrenched, Wooten and Cherelus will have their work cut out for them to earn snaps. But their athleticism could be assets on special teams. Both aim to develop into reliable depth pieces at inside linebacker behind the Panthers' productive veteran duo.

Cornerbacks

  • Dicaprio Bootle
  • Troy Hill
  • Jaycee Horn
  • Dane Jackson
  • Lamar Jackson
  • D'Shawn Jamison
  • AJ Parker

The Panthers have added veteran depth and rookie potential to support their top three cornerbacks. Troy Hill joined Carolina after six seasons spent primarily in slot and nickel roles, tallying 8 interceptions and 326 tackles. 

This blend of veteran savvy and young talent rounds out the cornerback room for the Panthers.

Safeties

  • Alex Cook
  • Jordan Fuller
  • Jammie Robinson
  • Xavier Woods

Xavier Woods brought versatility to the Panthers secondary after accumulating 330 tackles, 10 interceptions, and 23 passes defended over five seasons. 

Jammie Robinson was selected in 2022 and made an immediate impact as a rookie, notching 91 tackles, 2 interceptions, and 4 passes defended while playing significant snaps. Robinson's promising development gives Carolina valuable versatility and playmaking ability in sub packages. 

Special Teams

  • Kicker Eddy PiΓ±eiro
  • Long Snapper JJ Janesen
  • Punter Johnny Hekker

Eddy PiΓ±eiro joined Carolina in 2022 and stabilized the kicking game, converting 23 of 27 field goals in his first season with the team. 

Johnny Hekker has been one of the NFL's premier punters since entering the league in 2012, earning 4 First-Team All-Pro selections before joining the Panthers in 2022. 

J.J. Jansen has been a model of consistency for Carolina, playing every game since 2009 as the Panthers' long snapper. 

PiΓ±eiro and Hekker bring veteran excellence on kicks and punts. Jansen continues to anchor field goals and punts with flawless snaps.

What to Expect from the Panthers

The NFC South is there for the taking, but the Panthers need to play catch up.

Panthers fans may have to wait a while before this team (and organization) can be competitive again. It's critical that David Tepper finds a GM-coach pairing that can get the most out of QB Bryce Young and build the roster around him. The pressure is on this offseason to get these hires right.

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Shannon Lane is a commercial editor and fact-checker for BetCarolina. She's spent the last decade working in sports media, including at NFL Media and as a reporter/fact-checker at Sports Illustrated. She covers everything NFL football to give North Carolina sports betters the best information on the Panthers and other NFL teams.

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