NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 08: Eddy Pineiro #4 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates with teammates after kicking a game winning field goal during the fourth quarter against the New Orleans Saints at Caesars Superdome on January 08, 2023 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Individual football players and teams can be and are fined for a variety of reasons. These can include late or particularly dirty hits, excessive celebrations, blindside blocks, and throwing or (in the case of Cam Netwon) giving away footballs. They are inevitable and sometimes players, such as the aforementioned Netwon, purpose incur them. But even when you make the salary of an NFL player or bring in the revenue of the teams they can still be a financial hit. In fact, some teams paid cumulative fines of over $100,000. But who paid the most? While they didn’t take the top title the Carolina Panthers were 6th in total fines during the 2022 football season. This info was sent to us by our friends at Gambling.com who compiled the fines and ranked the teams.
Top 10 Most-Fined NFL Teams For The 2022 Season
To contrast these numbers the least fined team in the league was the Arizona Cardinals who paid out just $10,609 for their transgressions during the 2022 season. So what led to these Carolina Panthers fines? A roughing the passer penalty on Brian Burns cost him $15,914.00, fighting during a week 4 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals cost Frankie Luvu $10,609.00, and an excessive celebration penalty cost WR Stephen Sullivan $4,583.00. You can view the other 5 infractions by the team here.
The Carolina Panthers Are The Most Stressful Team To Support
First I have to say I disagree with this statement. I want to clarify that I have been a Panthers fan my entire life. I’m in the generation where I haven’t known Charlotte without the Panthers. That being said, I have emotionally detached from the team for the past several years. I say that to mean that while I still watch the games, I don’t get emotionally invested. I expect them to lose at this point, so I don’t get nervous during the games or upset with a loss. Which is a far cry from normal for me. Anyone who knows me will tell you being with me during a college game (or Panthers a few years ago) is next-level stressful. But a recent study by ClutchBet has found that the Carolina Panthers are the most stressful team to support this time of year.
For any NFL teams this time of year is stressful if you’re looking to clinch that playoff spot, division title, or the elusive first-round bye. So this was taken into account by ClutchBook. They analyzed numbers from 2017-2021 to determine the most stressful teams to support. This is because, in that time span, the Panthers have only won 24% of their November and December games. That is essentially one game per month. Though its too soon to truly tell the tides may be turning. The Panthers are coming off a win on Sunday and are on a two-game win streak. They’ve even won 3 out of their 5 November and December games. If you aren’t good at math that’s a 60% win rate. I’d take that any day over the trends of the past few seasons.
In fact, the Panthers still have an outside shot at a division win and playoff spot. Regardless of if we reach that, it’s obvious the turnaround under intern coach Steve Wilkes. Keep reading to see the the breakdown of the Carolina Panthers and the most and least stressful teams to support during the holiday season! Or you can view to full ClutchBet study here.