Carolina finished the 2017 season with a 11-5 record, good for a wild-card berth. Relegated to a wild card berth by virtue of a season finale loss to Atlanta, the Panthers will face divisional victor and rival, New Orleans on the road.
For his efforts, the Panthers and Rivera recently agreed on a contract extension through the 2020 season. Of course, they also earned one trip to the Super Bowl where they were beat by Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos following the 2015 season. Neither team has been completely healthy when they met previously, but the Panthers will have tight end Greg Olsen and center Ryan Kalil available this time around.
Raiders preparing to offer Jon Gruden head coach job
Jon Gruden essentially confirmed Tuesday that the Oakland Raiders are considering hiring him as their next head coach. Pagano went 53-45 in six seasons in Indianapolis, missing the playoffs the last three years.
Rivera, who will turn 56 on Sunday, is 64-47-1 in seven seasons as head coach. And I really appreciate the support we've gotten from our fans in the Carolinas. The Panthers set a new franchise record by going 20 consecutive games without allowing a 100-yard individual rusher. The Panthers have been inconsistent during his tenure, with four losing seasons.
Carolina's offense has been one of the most effective running the ball in Rivera's tenure, finishing in the top 10 in the National Football League in rushing yards per game in six of the past seven seasons, including a fourth-place finish (131.4-yards/game) this season. He has guided Carolina to a Super Bowl appearance, three NFC South titles and four playoff appearances. The Chicago Bears, for whom Rivera both played and coached, are among the teams searching.
Letterman Nabs Obama as First Guest for New Netflix Show
The hourlong series will premiere next Friday, and five subsequent episodes will bow monthly through the first half of the year. Netflix has provided its first glimpse at David Letterman's forthcoming talk show titled My Next Guest Needs No Introduction .
Amber Alert issued out of Round Rock for 2 missing children
If you have any information regarding this abduction, call the Round Rock Police Department at 512-218-5516 or local authorities. Terry Allen Miles, 44, has a long criminal history and faced jail time for second-degree murder in 2011, KPLC reports.
CBP Computer Outage Prompts US Airport Delays
US Customs and Border Protection said on its Twitter page that there was "no indication the disruption was malicious in nature". It gave no explanation for the disruption and said travelers were processed using alternative procedures.
Mariah Carey gives us first meme of 2018
Thank you for acknowledging the freezing cold weather and the necessity for hot tea! Seacrest asked Carey how she felt. After the incident past year Carey was ready to redeem herself with her powerful vocals.