The Carolina Panthers are a professional American football team who call the city of Charlotte, North Carolina home. The team is currently part of the South Division of the National Football Conference and are one of the newest teams in the league today. They joined the NFL in 1995 as an expansion team along with the Jacksonville Jaguar. Despite being one of the youngest teams in the league, the Carolina Panthers have quickly established themselves as a dominating force in the NFL and have even appeared in a Super Bowl, a feat that many much more established teams have yet to accomplish when they competed in Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston. They also won the 1996 NFC West division championships after only being a team for a year and have won two NFC South Championships, ac NFC Championship and made four different playoff appearances.