Carolina Panthers

Michael Tomsic / WFAE

The Carolina Panthers packed up their locker room Tuesday after a disappointing end to the franchise’s best season. As they did, quarterback Cam Newton addressed his critics.

David Boraks / WFAE

An army of disappointed fans streamed out of bars and restaurants around the Charlotte area Sunday night after the Carolina Panthers fell to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50.  Police on foot and on bicycles were stationed on street corners along Tryon Street and near the Epicenter. But aside from a few honking horns and a few excited Broncos’ fans, things remained mostly quiet uptown. 

Panthers Can’t Stop Onrushing Broncos

Feb 7, 2016
Jeff Siner / Charlotte Observer

In Super Bowl 50, defense was superior to offense.

The Carolina Panthers lost 24-10 to the Broncos in Super Bowl 50, denying Carolina the first Super Bowl title in franchise history.

The Panthers had trailed by at least 10 points for three times in a magical 17-1 run to the Super Bowl, and rallied to win each time.

But this was the Super Bowl, and the Panthers trailed 10-0 in the first quarter and 16-7 in the fourth.

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BBC Radio Leicester illustration

As the Carolina Panthers count the hours until Super Bowl 50, they’ve found support from another football team - not American football, but the other football - Leicester City of the British Premier League.

If you’re looking for a place to watch the Super Bowl, but don’t have an invitation you’ve still got plenty of choices around Charlotte. Sports bars and restaurants will be throwing their doors wide open for fans. Some other venues are offering more elaborate Super Bowl options. Your choice might depend on your budget.

At some venues, you’ll pay just to get in the door for the big game.  As in – cover charge.  For example, Tilt on Trade, uptown, advertises on its website that “$20 cover gets complimentary draft and food.” 

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Sometimes, just sometimes, extreme persistence pays off. Especially when you're trying to help Panthers fans spread hither and yon cheer on their team from afar. 

Michael Tomsic

This Sunday when the Carolina Panthers play the Denver Broncos, Panthers' coach Ron Rivera will become the second Latino head coach in Super Bowl history. It's one reason many in Charlotte's Latino community are all about American football right now.

Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera is happy with how linebacker Thomas Davis and defensive end Jared Allen are looking in practice. Both are key players recovering from injuries.

Tanner Latham / WFAE

Carolina Panthers fans will be making their way west to the Bay Area of California this week for Sunday’s Super Bowl. But there are several fans that already live there. And throughout the season, many of them have packed into a little sports bar in San Francisco each week to cheer on their beloved team in unison from nearly 3,000 miles away.

Super Bowl Bound!

Jan 24, 2016
David T. Foster III / Charlotte Observer

The Carolina Panthers are headed to the Super Bowl. They beat the Arizona Cardinals 49-15 Sunday night in the NFC championship game at Bank of America Stadium.

There were big plays throughout the night that led to the final countdown by 74,000 fans.