2022 Carolina Panthers season

28th season in franchise history
2022 Carolina Panthers season
OwnerDavid Tepper
General managerScott Fitterer
Head coachMatt Rhule
Home fieldBank of America Stadium
Results
Record1–3
Division place3rd NFC South
Uniform
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The 2022 season is the Carolina Panthers' 28th in the National Football League (NFL) and their third under head coach Matt Rhule. They will attempt to improve on their 5–12 record from last season and return to the playoffs for the first time since the 2017 season.

Offseason

Signings

Position Player Age 2021 Team Contract
C Bradley Bozeman 27 Baltimore Ravens 1 year, $2.8 million
G Austin Corbett 26 Los Angeles Rams 3 years, $26.2 million
RB D'Onta Foreman 26 Tennessee Titans 1 year, $2 million
P Johnny Hekker 32 Los Angeles Rams 3 years, $7.6 million
WR Rashard Higgins 27 Cleveland Browns 1 year, $1.1 million
DT Matt Ioannidis 28 Washington Commanders 1 year, $9.5 million
LB Cory Littleton 28 Las Vegas Raiders 1 year, $2.6 million
LB Damien Wilson 29 Jacksonville Jaguars 2 years, $6.9 million
FS Xavier Woods 26 Minnesota Vikings 3 years, $15 million
WR Andre Roberts 34 Los Angeles Chargers 1 year, $1.7 million

Draft

2022 Carolina Panthers Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
1 6 Ikem Ekwonu OT NC State
3 94 Matt Corral QB Ole Miss
4 120 Brandon Smith LB Penn State
6 189 Amaré Barno LB Virginia Tech
199 Cade Mays OG Tennessee
7 242 Kalon Barnes CB Baylor

Pre-draft trades

  • Carolina traded their 2022 third-round selection as well tight end Dan Arnold to Jacksonville in exchange for cornerback C.J. Henderson and Jacksonville's 2022 fifth-round selection.[1]
  • Carolina traded their second and fourth-round selections, and a 2021 sixth-round selection to the New York Jets in exchange for quarterback Sam Darnold.
  • Carolina traded a sixth-round selection (185th overall) to Buffalo in exchange for defensive end Darryl Johnson.
  • Carolina traded linebacker Denzel Perryman and a seventh-round selection to Las Vegas for a sixth-round selection.
  • Carolina traded offensive tackle Greg Little to Miami for a seventh-round selection.

Draft trades

  • Carolina traded their fourth-round selection (137th overall) and a 2023 third-round selection to New England for their third-round selection (94th overall)
  • Carolina traded two fifth-round selections (144th and 149th overall) to Washington for their fourth- and sixth-round selections (120th and 189th overall)

Trades

Date Trade partner Panthers traded Panthers received Notes
July 6 Cleveland Browns 2024 Conditional 5th-round selection[2] QB Baker Mayfield [3]
August 29 Jacksonville Jaguars 2023 7th-round selection
2024 6th-round selection
WR Laviska Shenault


August 29 Tennessee Titans Dennis Daley
2024 7th-round selection
2024 5th-round selection



2022 Carolina Panthers undrafted free agents
Name Position College Ref.
Josh Babicz TE North Dakota State [4]
Davis Cheek QB Elon
Isaiah Graham-Mobley LB Boston College
Drew Hartlaub S Penn State
Ra'Shaun Henry WR Virginia
Talolo Limu-Jones Eastern Kentucky
John Lovett RB Penn State
Marquan McCall DT Kentucky
Aaron Mosby LB Fresno State
Andrew Parchment WR Florida State
Charleston Rambo Miami (FL)
Khalan Tolson LB Illinois
Derek Wright WR Utah State

Staff

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Front office
  • Owner – David Tepper
  • President – Kristi Coleman
  • General manager – Scott Fitterer
  • Assistant general manager – Dan Morgan
  • Vice president of football operations & senior advisor to ownership – Steven Drummond
  • Vice president of football administration – Samir Suleiman
  • Vice president of player personnel – Pat Stewart
  • Senior personnel executive – Jeff Morrow
  • Director of football operations – Mike Anderson
  • Director of college scouting – Cole Spencer
  • Director of pro scouting – Rob Hanrahan
  • Assistant director of pro scouting – Tyler Ramsey
  • Director of football analytics – Taylor Rajack
Head coaches
  • Head coach – Matt Rhule
  • Assistant head coach/offense – Jeff Nixon
  • Assistant head coach/defense – Al Holcomb
Offensive coaches
  • Offensive coordinator – Ben McAdoo
  • Quarterbacks – Sean Ryan
  • Wide receivers – Joe Dailey
  • Tight ends – Kevin M. Gilbride
  • Offensive line – James Campen
  • Assistant offensive line – Robert Kugler
  • Pass game specialist – Matt Lombardi
  • Offensive assistant – Garret McGuire
  • Offensive assistant – Jody Owens
 
Defensive coaches
  • Defensive coordinator – Phil Snow
  • Defensive run game coordinator – Mike Siravo
  • Defensive line – Paul Pasqualoni
  • Assistant defensive line – Terrance Knighton
  • Defensive pass game coordinator/secondary – Steve Wilks
  • Cornerbacks/director of player evaluation – Evan Cooper
  • Pass rush specialist – Don Johnson
  • Defensive assistant – Rob Dvoracek
  • Defensive assistant – Bobby Maffei
Special teams coaches
  • Special teams coordinator – Chris Tabor
  • Assistant special teams – Ed Foley
  • Special teams assistant – Cedric Whitaker
Administration staff
  • Assistant to the head coach – Jarrett Wishon
  • Chief of staff – Matthew Delgado
  • Coaching operations coordinator – Morgan Fleming
  • Head coach support/operations manager – Jessica Beckenstein
Strength and conditioning
  • Head athletic trainer – Kevin King
  • Strength and conditioning – Jeremy Scott
  • Strength and conditioning assistant – Thomas Barbeau
  • Strength and conditioning assistant – Corey Campbell
  • Human performance assistant – Timothy Rabas

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Current roster

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Rookies in italics

Roster updated October 1, 2022

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53 active, 6 inactive, 15 practice squad

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Preseason

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Recap
1 August 13 at Washington Commanders W 23–21 1–0 Fedex Field Recap
2 August 19 at New England Patriots L 10–20 1–1 Gillette Stadium Recap
3 August 26 Buffalo Bills W 21–0 2–1 Bank of America Stadium Recap

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Time (ET) Opponent Result Record Venue TV Recap
1 September 11 1:00 p.m. Cleveland Browns L 24–26 0–1 Bank of America Stadium CBS Recap
2 September 18 1:00 p.m. at New York Giants L 16–19 0–2 MetLife Stadium Fox Recap
3 September 25 1:00 p.m. New Orleans Saints W 22–14 1–2 Bank of America Stadium Fox Recap
4 October 2 4:05 p.m. Arizona Cardinals L 16–26 1–3 Bank of America Stadium Fox Recap
5 October 9 4:05 p.m. San Francisco 49ers Bank of America Stadium CBS
6 October 16 4:05 p.m. at Los Angeles Rams SoFi Stadium Fox
7 October 23 1:00 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Bank of America Stadium Fox
8 October 30 1:00 p.m. at Atlanta Falcons Mercedes-Benz Stadium Fox
9 November 6 1:00 p.m. at Cincinnati Bengals Paycor Stadium Fox
10 November 10 8:15 p.m. Atlanta Falcons Bank of America Stadium Prime Video
11 November 20 1:00 p.m. at Baltimore Ravens M&T Bank Stadium Fox
12 November 27 1:00 p.m. Denver Broncos Bank of America Stadium Fox
13 Bye
14 December 11 4:25 p.m. at Seattle Seahawks Lumen Field Fox
15 December 18 1:00 p.m. Pittsburgh Steelers Bank of America Stadium CBS
16 December 24 1:00 p.m. Detroit Lions Bank of America Stadium Fox
17 January 1 1:00 p.m. at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Raymond James Stadium Fox
18 January 7/8 TBD at New Orleans Saints Caesars Superdome TBD

Notes

  • Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
  • Networks and times from Weeks 6–15 and 17 are subject to change as a result of flexible scheduling; Week 10 is exempt, as it occurs on a Thursday.
  • The date, time and network for Week 18 will be determined at the end of Week 17.

Game summaries

Week 1: vs. Cleveland Browns

Week 1: Cleveland Browns at Carolina Panthers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Browns 0 17 3626
Panthers 0 7 01724

at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina

Game information

First quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Second quarter

  • CLE – Kareem Hunt 1-yard pass from Jacoby Brissett (Cade York kick), 10:49. Browns 7–0. Drive: 3 plays, 42 yards, 1:37.
  • CLE – Kareem Hunt 24-yard run (Cade York kick), 4:46. Browns 14–0. Drive: 8 plays, 78 yards, 4:33.
  • CAR – Christian McCaffrey 1-yard run (Eddy Piñeiro kick), 1:57. Browns 14–7. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 2:49.
  • CLE – Cade York 26-yard field goal, 0:21. Browns 17–7. Drive: 9 plays, 52 yards, 1:36.

Third quarter

  • CLE – Cade York 34-yard field goal, 7:42. Browns 20–7. Drive: 13 plays, 58 yards, 7:18.

Fourth quarter

  • CAR – Baker Mayfield 7-yard run (Eddy Piñeiro kick), 12:51. Browns 20–14. Drive: 11 plays, 75 yards, 4:44.
  • CLE – Cade York 36-yard field goal, 6:14. Browns 23–14. Drive: 10 plays, 57 yards, 6:38.
  • CAR – Robbie Anderson 75-yard pass from Baker Mayfield (Eddy Piñeiro kick), 6:02. Browns 23–21. Drive: 1 play, 75 yards, 0:11.
  • CAR – Eddy Piñeiro 34-yard field goal, 1:13. Panthers 24–23. Drive: 7 plays, 64 yards, 1:01.
  • CLE – Cade York 58-yard field goal, 0:08. Browns 26–24. Drive: 6 plays, 35 yards, 1:05.

Top passers

  • CLE – Jacoby Brissett – 18/34, 147 yards, TD
  • CAR – Baker Mayfield – 16/27, 235 yards, TD, INT

Top rushers

  • CLE – Nick Chubb – 22 rushes, 141 yards
  • CAR – Christian McCaffrey – 10 rushes, 33 yards, TD

Top receivers

  • CLE – Donovan Peoples-Jones – 6 receptions, 60 yards
  • CAR – Robbie Anderson – 5 receptions, 102 yards, TD

In the Panthers' home opener against the Cleveland Browns, they came close to winning, but the Browns were able to hold them off. Cleveland defeats Carolina 26–24. The Panthers start off the season 0–1.

Week 2: at New York Giants

Week 2: Carolina Panthers at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Panthers 0 6 7316
Giants 6 0 7619

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: September 18
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Fair, 73 °F (23 °C)
  • Game attendance: 73,843
  • Referee: Ronald Torbert
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Davis, Daryl Johnston and Pam Oliver
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

First quarter

  • NYG – Graham Gano 36-yard field goal, 12:50. Giants 3–0. Drive: 4 plays, 4 yards, 2:02.
  • NYG – Graham Gano 33-yard field goal, 2:30. Giants 6–0. Drive: 13 plays, 25 yards, 7:47.

Second quarter

  • CAR – Eddy Piñeiro 31-yard field goal, 12:15. Giants 6–3. Drive: 13 plays, 58 yards, 5:15.
  • CAR – Eddy Piñeiro 32-yard field goal, 0:56. Tied 6–6. Drive: 10 plays, 34 yards, 4:23.

Third quarter

  • CAR – D. J. Moore 16-yard pass from Baker Mayfield (Eddy Piñeiro kick), 12:27. Panthers 13–6. Drive: 3 plays, 67 yards, 1:00.
  • NYG – Daniel Bellinger 16-yard pass from Daniel Jones (Graham Gano kick), 9:19. Tied 13–13. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 3:08.

Fourth quarter

  • NYG – Graham Gano 51-yard field goal, 12:31. Giants 16–13. Drive: 9 plays, 58 yards, 3:24.
  • CAR – Eddy Piñeiro 38-yard field goal, 10:46. Tied 16–16. Drive: 5 plays, 55 yards, 1:45.
  • NYG – Graham Gano 56-yard field goal, 3:34. Giants 19–16. Drive: 11 plays, 37 yards, 7:12.

Top passers

  • CAR – Baker Mayfield – 14/29, 145 yards, TD
  • NYG – Daniel Jones – 22/34, 176 yards, TD

Top rushers

Top receivers

  • CAR – D. J. Moore – 3 receptions, 43 yards, TD
  • NYG – Richie James – 5 receptions, 51 yards

Things don't start off well for the Panthers when, during kick-off, Chuba Hubbard fumbles the ball, and it is recovered by the New York Giants. New York ends up scoring a field goal. When Carolina gets the ball back, they fumble once again and the Giants score another three points. In the second quarter, Eddy Piñeiro scores two field goals for the Panthers, tying the game. Baker Mayfield makes a complete pass to D. J. Moore in the third for a touchdown. The Giants answered back with a Daniel Bellinger touch down. The game is now tied at 13. The Panthers only scored three points in the fourth, while New York scored 6. Carolina loses 16–19, falling to 0–2.

Week 3: vs. New Orleans Saints

Week 3: New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Saints 0 0 01414
Panthers 7 6 0922

at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina

  • Date: September 25
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Partly cloudy, 68 °F (20 °C)
  • Game attendance: 70,496
  • Referee: Carl Cheffers
  • TV announcers (Fox): Dan Hellie, Matt Millen and Lindsay Czarniak
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • CAR – Eddy Piñeiro 45-yard field goal, 14:16. Panthers 10–0. Drive: 10 plays, 40 yards, 5:10.
  • CAR – Eddy Piñeiro 48-yard field goal, 2:56. Panthers 13–0. Drive: 10 plays, 52 yards, 5:36.

Third quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Fourth quarter

  • NO – Mark Ingram II 5-yard run (Wil Lutz kick), 12:31. Panthers 13–7. Drive: 10 plays, 89 yards, 3:28.
  • CAR – Laviska Shenault 67-yard pass from Baker Mayfield (run failed), 12:06. Panthers 19–7. Drive: 2 plays, 67 yards, 0:25.
  • CAR – Eddy Piñeiro 34-yard field goal, 8:19. Panthers 22–7. Drive: 7 plays, 19 yards, 3:00.
  • NO – Marquez Callaway 4-yard pass from Jameis Winston (Wil Lutz kick), 2:22. Panthers 22–14. Drive: 3 plays, 90 yards, 1:06.

Top passers

  • NO – Jameis Winston – 25/41, 353 yards, TD, 2 INT
  • CAR – Baker Mayfield – 12/25, 170 yards, TD

Top rushers

Top receivers

  • NO – Chris Olave – 9 receptions, 147 yards
  • CAR – Laviska Shenault – 2 receptions, 90 yards, TD

The game starts off well for Carolina in the first quarter when New Orleans fumbles the ball. Marquis Haynes recovers it and scores a fumble recovery for the Panthers. Carolina leads by thirteen points at the half after Eddy Piñeiro kicks two field goals in the second quarter. Early in the fourth, Mark Ingram scores a touchdown for the Saints, giving them their first points of the game. Baker Mayfield completes a 67-yard pass to Laviska Shenault for a touchdown. They tried for a two-point conversion, but it failed. With 8:19 to go in the game Piñeiro kicks another field goal for Carolina. With 2:22 remaining, Marquez Callaway scores a touchdown down for the Saints. Carolina defeats New Orleans 22–14, and they improve to 1–2.

Week 4: vs. Arizona Cardinals

Week 4: Arizona Cardinals at Carolina Panthers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cardinals 0 3 71626
Panthers 0 10 0616

at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina

  • Date: October 2
  • Game time: 4:05 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Mostly cloudy, 65 °F (18 °C)
  • Game attendance: 69,810
  • Referee: John Hussey
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma and Shannon Spake
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

First quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Second quarter

  • CAR – Frankie Luvu 33-yard interception return (Eddy Piñeiro kick), 12:13. Panthers 7–0.
  • ARI – Matt Prater 33-yard field goal, 3:34. Panthers 7–3. Drive: 8 plays, 50 yards, 3:19.
  • CAR – Eddy Piñeiro 54-yard field goal, 3:34. Panthers 10–3. Drive: 5 plays, 29 yards, 0:21.

Third quarter

  • ARI – Zach Ertz 2-yard pass from Kyler Murray (Matt Prater kick), 7:42. Tied 10–10. Drive: 9 plays, 89 yards, 5:08.

Fourth quarter

  • ARI – Matt Prater 39-yard field goal, 3:34. Cardinals 13–10. Drive: 15 plays, 57 yards, 9:26.
  • ARI - Kyler Murray 4-yard run (Matt Prater kick), 10:26. Cardinals 20–10. Drive: 2 plays, 5 yards, 0:42
  • ARI – Marquise Brown 23-yard pass from Kyler Murray (pass failed), 7:37. Cardinals 26–10. Drive: 3 plays, 31 yards, 1:36.
  • CAR – Christian McCaffrey 13-yard pass from Baker Mayfield (pass failed), 4:47. Cardinals 26–16. Drive: 9 plays, 74 yards, 2:50.

Top passers

  • ARI – Kyler Murray – 23/32, 207 yards, 2 TD, INT
  • CAR – Baker Mayfield – 22/36, 197 yards, TD, 2 INT

Top rushers

  • ARI – James Conner – 5 rushes, 55 yards
  • CAR – Christian McCaffrey – 8 rushes, 27 yards

Top receivers

  • ARI – Marquise Brown – 6 receptions, 88 yards, TD
  • CAR – Christian McCaffrey – 9 receptions, 81 yards, TD

The Cardinals end up being too much for the Panthers and defeat them 26–16. Carolina is now 1–3.

Week 5: vs. San Francisco 49ers

Week 5: San Francisco 49ers at Carolina Panthers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
49ers 0 0 000
Panthers 0 0 000

at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina

Standings

Division

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W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2 2 0 .500 1–0 2–1 82 68 L2
Atlanta Falcons 2 2 0 .500 0–1 1–2 103 101 W2
Carolina Panthers 1 3 0 .250 1–0 1–2 78 85 L1
New Orleans Saints 1 3 0 .250 1–2 1–3 76 96 L3

Conference

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# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division leaders
1 Philadelphia Eagles East 4 0 0 1.000 1–0 3–0 .438 .438 W4
2 Minnesota Vikings North 3 1 0 .750 2–0 3–1 .563 .417 W2
3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers South 2 2 0 .500 1–0 2–1 .625 .500 L2
4 San Francisco 49ers West 2 2 0 .500 2–0 2–1 .500 .500 W1
Wild cards
5 Dallas Cowboys East 3 1 0 .750 2–0 2–1 .500 .500 W3
6 New York Giants East 3 1 0 .750 0–1 2–1 .500 .417 W1
7 Green Bay Packers North 3 1 0 .750 1–1 2–1 .500 .417 W3
In the hunt
8 Los Angeles Rams West 2 2 0 .500 1–1 2–1 .563 .500 L1
9 Arizona Cardinals West 2 2 0 .500 0–1 1–1 .438 .250 W1
10 Atlanta Falcons South 2 2 0 .500 0–1 1–2 .438 .500 W2
11 Seattle Seahawks West 2 2 0 .500 0–1 1–2 .438 .375 W1
12 Chicago Bears North 2 2 0 .500 0–1 1–2 .531 .313 L1
13 Carolina Panthers South 1 3 0 .250 1–0 1–2 .500 .250 L1
14 New Orleans Saints South 1 3 0 .250 1–2 1–3 .500 .500 L3
15 Detroit Lions North 1 3 0 .250 0–1 1–3 .625 .250 L2
16 Washington Commanders East 1 3 0 .250 0–2 0–3 .625 .500 L3
Tiebreakers[a]
  1. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.
Legend
w — Clinched wild card
x — Clinched playoff berth
y — Clinched division
z — Clinched first-round bye and home-field advantage

References

  1. ^ Patra, Kevin (27 September 2021). "Jaguars trade 2020 first-round CB C.J. Henderson to Panthers for TE Dan Arnold". NFL.com. Retrieved 11 January 2022.
  2. ^ Dependent on Mayfield's playing time in 2022
  3. ^ Shook, Nick (July 6, 2022). "Browns trading Baker Mayfield to Panthers for 2024 conditional fifth-round draft pick". Retrieved July 6, 2022.
  4. ^ "Panthers agree to terms with 2022 undrafted free agents". panthers.com. Carolina Panthers. May 1, 2022.

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