How the Panthers make the playoffs
Key improvements Carolina must make to gain postseason berth
Do you remember the last time the Carolina Panthers made the playoffs? It was the 2008 season, and the Panthers went 12-4 and won the NFC South. Then they went out and lost at home to the Cardinals, 33-13, in Jake Delhomme's notorious five-interception performance. That game seemed to cast a hex on the franchise, which hasn't had a winning record since.