Panthers Playoff Chances May 2024: Early 2024-25 Panthers Playoff Picture

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Panthers Playoff Chances

Key Takeaways:

  • πŸ“ˆ The Panthers playoff chances for 2024-25 are 9.1%.
  • ❌ They were mathematically eliminated from the playoffs in Week 13.
  • πŸ“‰ They finished at 2-15 with the worst record in the NFL.

The Carolina Panthers are one of three teams with early playoff chances listed at DraftKings.

The Panthers did not make the playoffs in 2023-24. They were the first team to be mathematically eliminated from the playoff picture when they lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 13.

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What are the Panthers Playoff Chances?

The Panthers playoff chances are 9.1% as of March 2024.

DraftKings Sportsbook North Carolina has early odds listed for some NFL markets, including to make the playoffs: 

πŸ† Panthers Playoff Chances9.1% Chance
πŸ† Panthers Miss Playoffs90.9% Chance
πŸ† Panthers Win Super Bowl0.4% Chance
πŸ† Panthers Win NFC0.8% Chance
πŸ† Panthers Win NFC South6.3% Chance
🚫 NYT Playoff SimulatorN/A
βœ… Last Verified:May 20, 2024

The Panthers, like all 32 NFL teams, will get a fresh start when the 2024-25 NFL season begins. You can read more on how the Panthers Super Bowl odds tracked this season.

Do the Carolina Panthers Have a Chance to Make the Playoffs?

Yes, the Panthers have a chance to make the playoffs in 2024-25. We're officially in the NFL offseason, which means the calendar resets. Any team can make the playoffs in this upcoming season.

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Where Can I Bet on the Carolina Panthers to Make the Playoffs?

You can bet on the NFL playoffs with most major sportsbooks within the U.S., including FanDuel, DraftKings, Caesars, and BetMGM, among others. 

North Carolina sports betting apps can be used to bet on the Panthers playoff chances for the 2024 season.

Since mobile sports betting is live in the state, be sure to keep an eye out for North Carolina betting promos, which can give you extra bankroll for NFL futures bets and more.

North Carolina has also legalized sports betting in limited locations at tribal casinos since March of 2021:

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Carolina Panthers Playoff Chances: Key Updates May 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 LB Brian Burns to the Giants for two 2025 draft picks.
  • πŸ“… March 5, 2024: The Panthers place the franchise tag on LB Brian Burns.
  • πŸ“… Feb. 15, 2024: New HC Dave Canales hires Pete Carroll's son, Nathan Carroll as the new passing game coordinator.
  • πŸ“… Jan. 30, 2024: Canales is reportedly hiring Brad Idzik as the Panthers' new offensive coordinator.
  • πŸ“… Jan. 25, 2024: The Panthers hire Dave Canales, former Bucs OC, as their newest 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. 19, 2023: The Panthers release LB Justin Houston.
  • πŸ“† Dec. 3, 2023: The Panthers are mathematically eliminated from the playoff picture with their loss to the Bucs.
  • πŸ“† Nov. 27, 2023: The Panthers fire head coach Frank Reich after a 1-10 record through Week 12.
  • πŸ“† Nov. 15, 2023: Head coach Frank Reich relieves offensive coordinator Thomas Brown from playcalling duties and assumes them himself.
  • πŸ“† Oct. 16, 2023: The Panthers announce that offensive coordinator Thomas Brown will be calling the offensive plays from this point forward, relieving head coach Frank Reich of the duties.
  • πŸ“† Sept. 19, 2023: Panthers place team captain and starting LB Shaq Thompson on IR after he had surgery on his broken fibula, ending his season.
  • πŸ“† April 27, 2023: The Panthers select Alabama QB Bryce Young with the No. 1 pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.
  • πŸ“† March 10, 2023: The Panthers traded the No. 9 and No. 61 picks in the 2023 NFL Draft, as well as a 2024 first-round pick, 2025 second-round pick, and WR D.J. Moore to the Chicago Bears in exchange for the first overall pick.

Be sure to check back often as we continue to update this list with relevant news affecting the Panthers.

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Carolina Panthers Schedule & Betting Lines

The Carolina Panthers 2024-25 schedule has not been released yet, but we know the home and away opponents for next season:

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

Despite winning two games in 2023-24, the Panthers never held a fourth-quarter leadβ€”the first team in NFL history to go an entire season without one. Both of their wins game on last-second field goals as time expired.

The Panthers failed to score any points in the final two games of the season.

Key Contributors Toward Panthers Playoff Chances

The Panthers future playoff chances are directly tied to QB Bryce Young. His success equals the team's success. New head coach Dave Canales and GM Dan Morgan are tasked with developing Young and building a roster around him.

The Panthers return receiving leader Adam Thielen and RB Chuba Hubbard next season, which will be critical for Young.

πŸ”₯ MORE: Bryce Young Odds

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Looking Ahead: Panthers Playoff Picture

The Panthers did not make the playoff picture in 2023-24, nor did they ever challenge for the NFC South division title. But, the door is open for a new division winner next season. The Bucs have won it the last three seasons, but have gone a combined 17-17 record in the last two.

At this point, the Panthers' most likely path to the playoffs next season will be by outplaying their NFC South rivals.

Are the Panthers Out of the Playoff Picture?

No team, including the Panthers, is out of the playoff picture since we're in the offseason now.

The Carolina Panthers were eliminated from the NFL playoff picture in 2023-24. 

Panthers Playoff Picture vs. NFC South

The Panthers finished last place in the NFC South. They are projected to finish in last place again next season, with their chances to win the NFC South at 6.3%.

The Buccaneers won the NFC South for the third consecutive year, finishing the season 9-8 and clinching the division against the Panthers in Week 18. The Saints missed the playoffs at 9-8, as the Bucs beat them out on tiebreakers.

The Falcons finished third in the NFC South and fired head coach Arthur Smith shortly after the season officially ended. Atlanta is now favored to win the division in 2024-25 (56.5% chance) behind newly signed QB Kirk Cousins.

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Panthers Playoff Picture vs. NFC Standings

The Panthers finished last place in the NFC, as well. They are projected to finish last in the conference again, with just a 0.8% chance to win it.

Panthers Playoff Picture Outlook & Predictions

The Carolina Panthers are still in the early phases of their roster rebuild and will have to start over again with a new head coach and GM in 2024.

To truly contend, this team will need to continue to build on defense and invest much further at wide receiver. Their lack of a first-round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, their front office hiring search, and controversy surrounding team owner David Tepper will make the next phase of their rebuild challenging.

πŸ”₯ MORE: Panthers All Time Draft Picks

Who to Root for if You're a Carolina Panthers Fan

Carolina Panthers fans should root for GM Dan Morgan and head coach Dave Canales to have a strong first offseason together, as well as the continued development of QB Bryce Young.

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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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