With the Carolina Panthers running their undefeated record to 12-0, it means that they are joining some very impressive company.
As Gil Brandt of NFL.com reports, only eight teams before this season have done this in the Super Bowl era. To make things even more interesting, six of those eight made it to the Super Bowl.
Entering 2015, 8 teams in the Super Bowl era started 12-0. All 8 teams made playoffs, 6 advanced to Super Bowl and 4 won the Super Bowl.— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) December 7, 2015
So 50 percent of those teams have actually won the Super Bowl. If you were to tell Panthers fans they had a 50 percent chance to win it all at this very moment, most would probably be pretty ecstatic about it.
Let's not go there just yet though, as there's plenty of football left to play, but the Panthers do look like the class of the NFL at this point.