What Does an 0-4 Start Mean for the Panthers?

What Does an 0-4 Start Mean for the Panthers?
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Fans knew there would be some growing pains, but to go winless in the first quarter of the season raises some questions about the direction in which the Carolina Panthers are headed. It certainly is devastating news for the Panthers’ playoff chances.

The Panthers are off to an 0-4 start under first-year quarterback and Alabama Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young. BetCarolina.com – your source of North Carolina sports betting - utilized data from ChampsorChumps.us to see how every 0-4 team over the past decade finished and whether the coach was fired. Here are the results:

How 0-4 Teams in NFL Have Finished in Last 10 Seasons

YearTeamFinal RecordHead Coach
2021Detroit Lions3-13-1Dan Campbell (Not Fired)
2021Jacksonville Jaguars3-14Urban Meyer (Fired)
2020Atlanta Falcons4-12Dan Quinn (Fired)
2020Houston Texans4-12Bill O’Brien (Fired)
2020New York Giants6-10Joe Judge (Not Fired)
2020New York Jets2-14Adam Gase (Fired)
2019Denver Broncos7-9Vic Fangio (Not Fired)
2019Washington3-13Jay Gruden (Fired)
2019Cincinnati Bengals2-14Zac Taylor (Not Fired)
2019Miami Dolphins5-11Brian Flores (Not Fired)
2019New York Jets7-9Adam Gase (Not Fired)
2018Arizona Cardinals3-13Steve Wilks (Fired)
2017San Diego Chargers9-7Anthony Lynn (Not Fired)
2017San Francisco 49ers6-10Kyle Shanahan (Not Fired)
2017New York Giants3-13Ben McAdoo (Fired)
2017Cleveland Browns0-16Hue Jackson (Not Fired)
2016Cleveland Browns1-15Hue Jackson (Not Fired)
2015Detroit Lions7-9Jim Caldwell (Not Fired)
2014Oakland Raiders3-13Dennis Allen (Fired)
2014Jacksonville Jaguars3-13Gus Bradley (Not Fired)
2013Tampa Bay Bucs4-12Greg Schiano (Fired)
2013Pittsburgh Steelers8-8Mike Tomlin (Not Fired)
2013New York Giants7-9Tom Coughlin (Not Fired)
2013 Jacksonville Jaguars4-13Gus Bradley (Not Fired)

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A Dim Road in 2023 for Carolina

Since 2013, there have been 24 previous teams to start the season 0-4. They have gone on to average 4.3 victories. No team that has started 0-4 has made the playoffs and just one – the 2017 San Diego Chargers - would finish above the .500 mark. Nine teams (37.5%) fired their head coach. Frank Reich is in his first year coaching the Panthers. To add to the bad news, the Panthers historically have been one of the NFL’s worst teams in October.

Carolina has lost all four games by 14 points or less, including a 21-13 home setback to the Minnesota Vikings last Sunday. Their previous three losses have been by 14, three and 10 points, respectively. However, for the next two weeks, it doesn't get any easier.

The Panthers visit the NFC North-leading Detroit Lions (3-1) Sunday (FOX, 1 p.m.).  BetMGM has installed the Panthers as nine-point and +340 moneyline underdogs.  The over/under game total is at 45 points. When mobile wagering comes to the state, be sure to have the BetMGM North Carolina promo code by your side.

The following week, the Panthers are at the high-powered Miami Dolphins (CBS, 1 p.m.). Two straight losses the Panthers can ill afford, but is a likely scenario.



Lou Monaco
Lou Monaco

Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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