The Carolina Panthers only lost five games in the regular season after dropping twice that many a year ago.
The Panthers finished the 2017 regular season with the same record as the New Orleans Saints in the NFC South, and the teams will meet in an NFC Wild Card Game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday.
Since Rivera took over for John Fox in 2011, the Panthers have gone 64-47-1 during the regular season, earning four playoff berths while going 3-3 in the postseason.
Report: Panthers sign Ron Rivera to two-year extension worth $15.5 million
"I'm very excited about it because I really like where we are as a football team", said Rivera.
After Jerry Richardsonannounced his decision to sell the team, he named Tina Becker Chief Operating Officer to stabilize the business side of the organization. Both lost a Super Bowl but Rivera is in a rare position, getting the Panthers to the playoffs four times in five years.
For the Panthers' next owner, this contract is a great deal: If Carolina wins the Super Bowl this year, the new owner is buying the team knowing that his Super Bowl-winning coach is locked up for three more seasons. "That's a big reason why I want to continue my association with this organization". It's unclear if the new owners will keep the team in Charlotte.
Rivera was brought to Carolina for his defensive expertise, and the Panthers put together four consecutive top-10 finishes in yards allowed from 2012-15, joining Seattle as the only teams to do so. The Chicago Bears, for whom Rivera both played and coached, are among the teams searching.
Serena Williams withdraws from Australian Open
Williams gave birth to her first child with husband Alexis Ohanian in September, her sister Venus told ESPN's Pam Shriver . When Williams won last year's Australian Open she was already two months pregnant.
U.S. stars Hilton, 36, and Zylka , 32, became engaged at the weekend while on a skiing trip in Aspen, Colorado. My best friend & soulmate. "So dedicated, loyal, loving & kindhearted", she captioned the pictures.
Mega Millions and Powerball are offering Georgia Lottery players two very large jackpots totaling almost $783 million dollars. The biggest Mega Millions jackpot dates back to 2012 when three winners split $656 million.
A 4.4 magnitude quake hit Berkeley early Thursday morning, jolting residents awake throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. On average, the fault produces a large natural disaster every 160 years, with a margin of error of about 80 years.
The streaming platform teased the new show's January 12 launch in a tweet with a lineup topped by the former USA leader: "Obama". Known for his acid wit, the 10-time Emmy victor has made only fleeting appearances on United States television since then.
For the entire past year, the shares of the NASDAQ-listed electric auto maker rose 45.70% following a 10.97% slump in 2016. The highly automated assembly line for the Model 3 means any technical problems slow assembly dramatically.
Corfman, repeatedly and in all forms of media, calling her a liar and questioning her motivation for publicly disclosing that Mr. Moore, a Republican, lost the race to Doug Jones, the first Alabama Democrat elected to the U.S.
The $550 million amount refers to the annuity payout option, in which the victor receives 30 payments over 29 years. The largest of those was August 23 when Mavis Wanczyk of Chicopee, Mass. bought a ticket worth $758.7 million.
The former Chief Minister, who is in Ranchi's Birsa Munda Jail, received his sentence through video-conference, reports added. The conviction in this case pertains to embezzling of more than Rs89 lakh from the Deoghar Treasury between 1991 and 1994.
A federal criminal complaint shows Prabhu Ramamoorthy is charged with aggravated sexual abuse. Federal prosecutor Amanda Jawad said that Ramamoorthy sat between his wife and the victim.
Falcons' defense dominates Rams in wild-card win
The Rams had a streak of 10 straight losing seasons, but turned things around under first-year coach Sean McVay . But the score was made possible with a huge 52-yard catch-and-run by Mohamed Sanu two plays earlier.
McDonough bids farewell to Gruden during broadcast
The next day - in an interview with ESPN - Gruden said , "I think there's a good chance [of becoming the Raiders' head coach]". Gruden is returning for a second stint as coach of the Raiders after being traded to Tampa Bay following the 2001 season.
Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly Kabul bombing
Pakistan has condemned a suicide attack in Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday in which several people were killed and injured. Embassy where security personnel are reported to have been carrying out an operation against illegal drugs and alcohol.
Apple buys Canadian app development startup Buddybuild
So, it's clear that the service will remain available for current customers, and company will not accept any new customer. However, after the acquisition, the start-up would no longer offer Android and Free Starter services starting March 1.
FCC's Ajit Pai cancels CES appearance
The current threat that will mean no FCC chairman will give his annual CES chat, a change that was confirmed on Wednesday. Now that his plan has passed, it appears that Pai has simply chose to avoid his critics altogether.