2022 Carolina Panthers season
|2022 Carolina Panthers season|
|General manager||Scott Fitterer|
|Head coach||Matt Rhule|
|Home field||Bank of America Stadium|
|Division place||3rd NFC South|
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.
|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|
|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|
- 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.
- 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.
- 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)
|Date||Trade partner||Panthers traded||Panthers received||Notes|
|July 6||Cleveland Browns||2024 Conditional 5th-round selection||QB Baker Mayfield|||
|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 |
|Josh Babicz||TE||North Dakota State|||
|Isaiah Graham-Mobley||LB||Boston College|
|Drew Hartlaub||S||Penn State|
|Talolo Limu-Jones||Eastern Kentucky|
|John Lovett||RB||Penn State|
|Aaron Mosby||LB||Fresno State|
|Andrew Parchment||WR||Florida State|
|Charleston Rambo||Miami (FL)|
|Derek Wright||WR||Utah State|
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→ Coaching staff
|Offensive linemen |
|Reserve lists |
|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|
|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|
|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|
- 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.
Week 1: vs. Cleveland Browns
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
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
at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
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
at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
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
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||2||2||0||.500||1–0||2–1||82||68||L2|
|New Orleans Saints||1||3||0||.250||1–2||1–3||76||96||L3|
|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|
|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|
|14||New Orleans Saints||South||1||3||0||.250||1–2||1–3||.500||.500||L3|
|w — Clinched wild card|
|x — Clinched playoff berth|
|y — Clinched division|
|z — Clinched first-round bye and home-field advantage|
- ^ 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.
- ^ Dependent on Mayfield's playing time in 2022
- ^ Shook, Nick (July 6, 2022). "Browns trading Baker Mayfield to Panthers for 2024 conditional fifth-round draft pick". Retrieved July 6, 2022.
- ^ "Panthers agree to terms with 2022 undrafted free agents". panthers.com. Carolina Panthers. May 1, 2022.
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