Beyond strictly looking at wins and losses, DVOA by Football Outsiders gives a clear picture of team performance.
The following Infographic shows the past 10 years of DVOA rankings (2008-2017) for the Carolina Panthers.
The Panthers bottomed out in 2010, drafted Cam Newton and quickly became one of the best teams in the NFC. Even in 2014 when they ranked 25th in DVOA and had a losing record, they still went to the playoffs.
Carolina reached the Super Bowl in 2015 when they ranked fourth in DVOA.
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