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Coldest games in Carolina Panthers history

The Panthers don't play in freezing temperatures regularly, but when they do it makes for some frigid memories. See below for the coldest games in Panthers history (note: temperature is the official game time temperature at kickoff).

Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisc.

Green Bay 30 Carolina 13
1996 NFC Championship game

The coldest game in Panthers history came in the franchise's second season. The Panthers advanced to the NFC Championship after defeating the defending champion Dallas Cowboys at home in the week prior.

However, the magical run ended in the frozen tundra of Green Bay as the temperatures eventually dropped below 0 and the wind chill reached -17 degrees. The Panthers had a fumble and two interceptions and Green Bay's Dorsey Levens ran for 88 yards and had 117 receiving yards.

TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minn.

Minnesota 31 Carolina 13

This game marks the only time that Carolina has played outside in Minnesota, facing the Vikings at the home of the University of Minnesota while a new stadium was built.

The Vikings took a 28-6 lead at halftime thanks to two blocked punts returned for touchdowns. Neither Cam Newton or Teddy Bridgewater passed for over 200 yards as the teams combined for 57 rushing attempts.

Cleveland Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

Carolina 13 Cleveland 6

Wesley Walls caught a 24-yard touchdown from Rodney Peete at the end of the first quarter and it proved to be the only touchdown during a defensive struggle on a sunny but windy day on the lake.

Wind chill went down to 12 degrees with gusts reaching upwards of 25 MPH. The Panthers forced five turnovers (three interceptions, two fumbles) and Dee Brown rushed 27 times for 122 yards in the win.

Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Pittsburgh 27 Carolina 3

This Thursday Night Football contest marked the coldest night game in franchise history. Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger threw for 310 yards and a touchdown, while Carolina's Jimmy Clausen managed just 72 yards on 10 completions.

FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland 26 Carolina 20

The Panthers held a three-point lead entering the fourth quarter thanks to two touchdowns from Christian McCaffrey, but Cleveland rallied with nine unanswered fourth-quarter points to earn the win.

Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colo.

Denver 34 Carolina 0

The Panthers managed just 147 net yards and seven first downs while committing four turnovers in the snow as Carolina was shutout for the first time in franchise history.

Highmark Stadium, Orchard Park, N.Y.

Buffalo 31 Carolina 14

Carolina played without a kicker after Zane Gonzalez was hurt during warmups, forcing the Panthers to attempt five fourth-down conversions and two two-point conversions. The Panthers drew to within 10 in the fourth quarter, but couldn't pull any closer down the stretch.

Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C.

Carolina 23 New Orleans 10

The Panthers beat the Saints in the 2009 season finale in the coldest game in Bank of America Stadium history. Jonathan Stewart ran for 125 yards and a touchdown as he and DeAngelo Williams became the first pair of 1,000-yard rushers in franchise history.

Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Mo.

Kansas City 15 Carolina 14

The Chiefs overcame a 14-6 fourth-quarter deficit with a touchdown from Tony Gonzalez and field goal in the final minutes. The Panthers rushed for just 23 yards, the fifth-fewest in a game in franchise history.