Wednesday January 6th, 2016

The Carolina Panthers finished the regular season with an NFL-best 15–1 record, but linebacker Thomas Davis says his team will only continue to be celebrated if it succeeds in the postseason. 

“It’s a great feeling to be 15-1, something that I’ve never been in my career and anybody in this locker room hasn’t been 15-1. It’s good to share that with our brothers, with each other,” Davis said, according to The Charlotte Observer. “At the same time we know we can’t lose sight of what we’re trying to accomplish, and that’s ultimately to win the Super Bowl.”

The Panthers’ only loss of the season was a 20–13 defeat by the Atlanta Falcons in Week 16. Their 15–1 record marked the best finish in franchise history and earned them the No. 1 seed in this year’s playoffs.

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“It’s very gratifying,” Davis said. “But it means nothing if we can’t win in the playoffs.”

Davis, who finished the season with 75 tackles and 5.5 sacks, has been with the Panthers for his entire 10-year career. He has been to the postseason with Carolina three times, but has never won a Super Bowl.

On Jan. 17, Carolina will play the lowest winning seed from the NFC wild card round, in which the Seahawks will play the Vikings and the Packers will play the Redskins.

- Erin Flynn

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