2001 Carolina Panthers season

2001 Carolina Panthers season

2001 Carolina Panthers season
Head coach George Seifert
Owner Jerry Richardson
Home field Ericsson Stadium
Results
Record 1–15
Division place 5th NFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season      Next season
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The 2001 Carolina Panthers season was the seventh season for the team in the National Football League. They tried to improve upon their 7–9 record in 2000, and make it to the playoffs for the second time in franchise history.

However, the season was a total disaster. Not only were the Panthers unable to improve over last season, but they deteriorated even further to 1–15, winning only their opener. The Panthers thus beat the record shared by the 1976 Buccaneers, the 1980 Saints, the 1981 Colts and the 1990 Patriots for most consecutive losses during a single season in NFL history. This has since been broken by the winless 2008 Detroit Lions. The only other teams in NFL history to win their opener and lose the remainder of their games are the 1936 Philadelphia Eagles and the 1969 Pittsburgh Steelers.

Following the season, head coach George Seifert was fired and replaced by John Fox. By the end of the season, the Panthers had become so woeful that only about 16,000 fans showed up to see them play in their finale against the New England Patriots, who went on to win the Super Bowl.

Offseason

NFL Draft

Main article: 2001 NFL Draft
Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 11 Dan Morgan Linebacker Miami
2 44 Kris Jenkins Defensive Tackle Maryland
3 74 Steve Smith Wide Receiver Utah
4 106 Chris Weinke Quarterback Florida State
5 143 Jarrod Cooper Defensive Back Kent State
6 175 Dee Brown Running Back Syracuse
7 211 Louis Williams Center Louisiana State
7 227 Mike Roberg Tight End Idaho
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Personnel

Staff

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Roster

Schedule

Regular season

Week Date Opponent Results Game site Attendance
Final score Team record
1 September 9, 2001 at Minnesota Vikings W 24–13 1–0 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
64,108
2 September 23, 2001 at Atlanta Falcons L 16–24 1–1 Georgia Dome
47,804
3 September 30, 2001 Green Bay Packers L 7–28 1–2 Ericsson Stadium
73,120
4 October 7, 2001 at San Francisco 49ers L 14–24 1–3 3Com Park
66,944
5 October 14, 2001 New Orleans Saints L 25–27 1–4 Ericsson Stadium
72,049
6 October 21, 2001 at Washington Redskins L 14–17 (OT) 1–5 FedEx Field
74,480
7 October 28, 2001 New York Jets L 12–13 1–6 Ericsson Stadium
72,642
8 November 4, 2001 at Miami Dolphins L 6–23 1–7 Pro Player Stadium
72,597
9 November 11, 2001 at St. Louis Rams L 14–48 1–8 Dome at America's Center
66,069
10 November 18, 2001 San Francisco 49ers L 22–25 (OT) 1–9 Ericsson Stadium
72,665
11 November 25, 2001 Atlanta Falcons L 7–10 1–10 Ericsson Stadium
72,234
12 December 2, 2001 at New Orleans Saints L 23–27 1–11 Louisiana Superdome
70,020
13 December 9, 2001 at Buffalo Bills L 24–25 1–12 Ralph Wilson Stadium
44,549
14 Bye
15 December 23, 2001 St. Louis Rams L 32–38 1–13 Ericsson Stadium
72,438
16 December 30, 2001 Arizona Cardinals L 7–30 1–14 Ericsson Stadium
72,025
17 January 6, 2002 New England Patriots L 6–38 1–15 Ericsson Stadium
71,907

Standings

NFC West
W L T PCT PF PA
St. Louis Rams 14 2 0 .875 503 273
San Francisco 49ers 12 4 0 .750 409 282
New Orleans Saints 7 9 0 .438 333 409
Atlanta Falcons 7 9 0 .438 291 377
Carolina Panthers 1 15 0 .063 253 410

References