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2004 Carolina Panthers season

The 2004 Carolina Panthers season was the franchise's 10th season in the National Football League and the 3rd under head coach John Fox. It was also the team's 8th season at Bank of America Stadium. They failed to improve upon their record in 2003, a year when they finished the regular season 11–5 and ultimately fell 29–32 in Super Bowl XXXVIII to the New England Patriots and they finished 7–9. Their collapse to a 1–7 record start was because of key injuries to their starters including wide receiver Steve Smith Sr., through the first eight games. Despite their late-season rally, they failed to make the playoffs since 2002. They would suffer another collapse in 2016 to a 6-10 record that year after appearing in the super bowl in 2015.

2004 Carolina Panthers season
Head coachJohn Fox
General managerMarty Hurney
OwnerJerry Richardson
Home fieldBank of America Stadium
Results
Record7–9
Division place3rd NFC South
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro BowlersWR Muhsin Muhammad
DE Julius Peppers
LB Mark Fields
LB Dan Morgan

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

2004 Carolina Panthers draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 28 Chris Gamble  Cornerback Ohio State
2 62 Keary Colbert  Wide receiver USC
3 94 Travelle Wharton  Offensive tackle South Carolina
5 163 Drew Carter  Wide receiver Ohio State
6 196 Sean Tufts  Linebacker Colorado
7 232 Michael Gaines  Tight end Central Florida
      Made roster  

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PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

2004 Carolina Panthers staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Jerry Simmons
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Danny Crossman

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RosterEdit

2004 Carolina Panthers final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
Active, Inactive, Practice squad

ScheduleEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Results Game site TV Attendance
Final score Team record
1 September 13 Green Bay Packers L 14–24 0–1 Bank of America Stadium ABC
73,656
2 September 19 at Kansas City Chiefs W 28–17 1–1 Arrowhead Stadium FOX
78,136
3 Bye
4 October 3 Atlanta Falcons L 10–27 1–2 Bank of America Stadium FOX
73,461
5 October 10 at Denver Broncos L 17–20 1–3 Invesco Field at Mile High FOX
75,072
6 October 17 at Philadelphia Eagles L 8–30 1–4 Lincoln Financial Field FOX
67,707
7 October 24 San Diego Chargers L 6–17 1–5 Bank of America Stadium CBS
73,096
8 October 31 at Seattle Seahawks L 17–23 1–6 Qwest Field FOX
66,214
9 November 7 Oakland Raiders L 24–27 1–7 Bank of America Stadium CBS
73,518
10 November 14 at San Francisco 49ers W 37–27 2–7 Monster Park FOX
63,618
11 November 21 Arizona Cardinals W 35–10 3–7 Bank of America Stadium FOX
72,796
12 November 28 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 21–14 4–7 Bank of America Stadium FOX
73,124
13 December 5 at New Orleans Saints W 32–21 5–7 Louisiana Superdome FOX
58,878
14 December 12 St. Louis Rams W 20–7 6–7 Bank of America Stadium FOX
73,306
15 December 18 at Atlanta Falcons L 31–34 (OT) 6–8 Georgia Dome ESPN
70,845
16 December 26 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 37–20 7–8 Raymond James Stadium FOX
65,380
17 January 2 New Orleans Saints L 18–21 7–9 Bank of America Stadium FOX
73,302

StandingsEdit

NFC South
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(2) Atlanta Falcons 11 5 0 .688 4–2 8–4 340 337 L2
New Orleans Saints 8 8 0 .500 3–3 6–6 348 405 W4
Carolina Panthers 7 9 0 .438 3–3 6–6 335 339 L1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5 11 0 .313 2–4 4–8 301 304 L4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2004 Carolina Panthers Draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 18, 2014.
  2. ^ "Assistant Coaches". Panthers.com. Archived from the original on January 15, 2013. Retrieved January 3, 2014.