The Carolina Panthers became the 29th franchise in the National Football League in 1993. In their inaugural season the Panthers went 7 - 9 setting a record for the most wins by an expansion team in a season. The Panthers have had four playoff appearances, three Division Championships, and three Conference Championships. They reached Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2003 but were defeated by the New England Patriots 32 - 29. After a disappointing 2010 season, the Panthers hired a new head coach ( Ron Rivera) and selected quarterback Cam Newton in their 2011 draft. With these positive changes the Panthers look forward to a successful 2011 season. Get your Carolina Panthers tickets today! Go Panthers!