An autopsy on the Panthers' dreadful Super Bowl hangover. After a 15-1 regular season finish and a Super Bowl appearance last season, nobody expected the Carolina Panthers to start 2016 1-4. Yet here they are, tied with the woeful Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers for the worst record in the NFC.
It’s important to keep the performance so far in context. Yes, the Panthers have faced three of the top teams in the NFL — the Broncos, Vikings and Falcons — in those losses.